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Reagan family of Bel Air and Simi Valley, California

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  Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) — also known as Ronald Reagan; "Dutch"; "The Gipper"; "The Great Communicator"; "The Teflon President"; "Rawhide" — of Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Tampico, Whiteside County, Ill., February 6, 1911. Republican. Worked as a sports broadcaster in Iowa in the 1930s, doing local radio broadcast of Chicago Cubs baseball games; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; professional actor in 1937-64; appeared in dozens of films including Kings Row, Dark Victory, Santa Fe Trail, Knute Rockne, All American, and The Winning Team; president of the Screen Actors Guild, 1947-52, 1959-60; member of California Republican State Central Committee, 1964-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964 (alternate), 1972 (delegation chair); Governor of California, 1967-75; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968, 1976; Presidential Elector for California, 1968; President of the United States, 1981-89; on March 30, 1981, outside the Washington Hilton hotel, he and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinkley, Jr.; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1993. Disciples of Christ. Member, Screen Actors Guild; Lions; American Legion; Tau Kappa Epsilon. Died, from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease, in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 5, 2004 (age 93 years, 120 days). Interment at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Reagan and Nellie (Wilson) Reagan; married, January 25, 1940, to Jane Wyman (actress; divorced 1948); married, March 4, 1952, to Nancy Davis (born 1923; actress) and Nancy Davis (1921-2016); father of Maureen Elizabeth Reagan.
  Political family: Reagan family of Bel Air and Simi Valley, California.
  Cross-reference: Katherine Hoffman Haley — Dana Rohrabacher — Donald T. Regan — Henry Salvatori — L. William Seidman — Christopher Cox — Patrick J. Buchanan — Bay Buchanan — Edwin Meese III
  Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (opened 1941; renamed 1998), in Arlington, Virginia, is named for him.  — Mount Reagan (officially known as Mount Clay), in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in the Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C., is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Ronald Reagan: Ronald Reagan : An American Life
  Books about Ronald Reagan: Lou Cannon, President Reagan : The Role of a Lifetime — Lou Cannon, Governor Reagan : His Rise to Power — Peter Schweizer, Reagan's War : The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism — Lee Edwards, Ronald Reagan: A Political Biography — Paul Kengor, God and Ronald Reagan : A Spiritual Life — Mary Beth Brown, Hand of Providence: The Strong and Quiet Faith of Ronald Reagan — Edmund Morris, Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan — Peggy Noonan, When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan — Peter J. Wallison, Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency — Dinesh D'Souza, Ronald Reagan : How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader — William F. Buckley, Jr., Ronald Reagan: An American Hero — Craig Shirley, Reagan's Revolution : The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All — Richard Reeves, President Reagan : The Triumph of Imagination — Ron Reagan, My Father at 100 — Newt & Callista Gingrich & David N. Bossie, Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny — William F. Buckley, The Reagan I Knew — Chris Matthews, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked
  Critical books about Ronald Reagan: Haynes Johnson, Sleepwalking Through History: America in the Reagan Years — William Kleinknecht, The Man Who Sold the World: Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America
  Nancy Reagan (1921-2016) — also known as Anne Frances Robbins; Nancy Davis — Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., July 6, 1921. Republican. First Lady of the United States, 1981-89. Female. Died in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 6, 2016 (age 94 years, 244 days). Interment at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Calif.
  Relatives: Step-daughter of Loyal Edward Davis (1896-1982); daughter of Kenneth Seymour Robbins (1894-1972) and Edith Prescott 'Edie' (Luckett) Robbins (1896-1987); married, March 4, 1952, to Ronald Wilson Reagan; step-mother of Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (1941-2001).
  Political family: Reagan family of Bel Air and Simi Valley, California.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (1941-2001) — also known as Maureen Reagan; "Radiant" — of California. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 4, 1941. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California 36th District, 1992. Female. Catholic. Died, of malignant melanoma, in Granite Bay, Placer County, Calif., August 8, 2001 (age 60 years, 216 days). Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Sacramento, Calif.
  Relatives: Step-daughter of Nancy Reagan; daughter of Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) and Jane Wyman (1917-2007).
  Political family: Reagan family of Bel Air and Simi Valley, California.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
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