Bush served as Vice President of the United States in both terms
of the Reagan administration even though he had run against Reagan
in the 1980 Republican primary elections and had criticized Reagan
for his voodoo economics, a phrase Bush coined himself. Bush was
later elected to be the forty-first President of the United States
from 1989 to 1993. He is the father of the forty-third President
of the United States George W. Bush.
Reagan defeated incumbent Governor Pat Brown in California's 1966
Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States. Reagan
defeated Carter in the 1980 elections.
- Margaret Cleaver was Ronald Reagan's sweetheart for
eight years during high school and college, and were engaged after
graduating from Eureka College together in 1932. While traveling
in Europe, however, Margaret met another man and returned Reagan's
engagement ring to him by mail. Reagan was depressed for a long
time, but eventually bounced back.
- Reagan married actress Nancy Davis on March 4, 1952.
They have been married ever since. They had two children together,
Ron and Patricia.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Dwight D. Eisenhower was the thirty-fourth President
of the United States.
- Geraldine Ferraro ran with Walter Mondale as the
Vice Presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket in the 1984
presidential elections. She was the first woman to ever run on
a presidential ticket for a major political party.
- Gerald Ford served as President of the United States from
1974 until 1977. Reagan first crossed paths with Ford in the 1930s
when Ford played center for the University of Michigan's football
team while Reagan broadcast the game.
- Mikhail Gorbechev served as the leader of the Soviet
Union during the second half of the 1980s. He brought reform to
the USSR's political and economic systems. He also worked with
the United States during Reagan's second term to end the Cold War
between the US and the USSR.
Hinckley tried to assassinated President Reagan on March 30, 1981,
outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. He shot Reagan to impress
actress Jodie Foster.
John F. Kennedy
- John F. Kennedy was the thirty-fifth President of the
United States. He was assassinated in 1963.
economist who developed the supply-side economic theories upon which
Reagan based his domestic plans during his presidency.
- John Meiklejohn was Reagan's first agent. Without
Meiklejohn's assistance, Reagan would never have been hired by
the Warner Brothers studio.
defeated Democrat Walter Mondale in an unprecedented landslide victory
in the 1984 presidential elections. Mondale's running mate was Geraldine
- Richard Nixon was the thirty-seventh President of the
Col. Oliver North was indicted and penalized for his role in the
Iran-Contra scandal. Even though Reagan had authorized North to
continue assisting the Contras after Congress had passed the Boland Amendment,
North was tried and convicted.
Sandra Day O'Connor
- Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O'Connor to the
US Supreme Court. She was the first woman to become a Supreme Court
- John "Jack" Reagan was Ronald
Reagan's father. He was a heavy drinker and chain smoker even though
his wife Nelle Reagan disapproved. Although he didn't receive much
education growing up, he worked hard as a shoe salesman throughout
Illinois and encouraged his son Ronald to go to college and make
a name for himself.
- Maureen Reagan was born in 1941 to her parents Ronald
Reagan and Jane Wyman. She was their first child. To Reagan's dismay,
Maureen ran for US Senator in California and lost when the President refused
to endorse her campaign because of the obvious conflict of interests.
- Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman adopted Michael Reagan
in 1945. He was their second child and only son. When Reagan became
President, Michael tried to use his father's name to promote his
own business interests.
- Nelle Wilson Reagan was Ronald
Reagan's mother, and Jack Reagan's wife. She was a devout Disciple
of Christ and imparted her moral beliefs on her sons.
- Reagan and wife Nancy Davis had their first child together,
Patricia, in October of 1952. In 1985 she published an exposé novel
critiquing her parents.
- Ron Reagan was the son of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
Regan served as President Reagan's first Chief of Staff in the White
House. He resigned because he could not work with First Lady Nancy
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt served as President of
the United States from 1933 until 1945. His New Deal legislation
helped pull the country out of the Depression, and he lead the
country through most of World War II. As a college student and
young actor, Reagan wholeheartedly supported Franklin Roosevelt's
Wyman was Ronald Reagan's first wife. The two met while working
on the set for Brother Rat,
and were married on
January 26, 1940. Wyman gave birth to their daughter, Maureen,
and they adopted another son Michael. Their third child died shortly
after birth, and the couple eventually separated and divorced in 1948.
Wyman was awarded a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Johnny
that same year.