Ronald Reagan

Later Life and Legacy

At the same time, however, Reagan brought life back into the Oval office–life that it really hadn't seen in decades. Unlike many of his predecessors, the former-actor-turned-President was extremely charismatic and likeable. Legend has it that Reagan earned his nickname "The Great Communicator" because he could engage any listener with his animated stories and convincing smile. His smile was so convincing and his charm so affable that voters loved him more than they had loved any other politician since FDR.