Who was Ronald Reagan?

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February, 6, 1911 and was destined to be one of the most influential Americans of his time. He grew up in Illinois and upon graduating from high school, he attended Eureka College. In college, he studied economics and sociology, played on the football team and acted in school plays. He was such a charismatic young man that after graduating from college, he caught the eye of Hollywood producers who made him into a star. Ronald Reagan starred in 53 films and became famous not only in the United States but also around the world for his performances on the big screen.

By serving as a leader in the film industry, he had proved that he was able to effectively represent the views of others. In 1966, he was elected Governor of California and was then re-elected for a second term in 1970. After serving as Governor, he moved on to the national stage of politics. Ronald Reagan won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 and then was elected President of the United States later that year. He served as our nation’s leader for eight years. Ronald Reagan died in Los Angeles on June 5, 2004.