This is the home where the former President and his wife Ronald and Nancy Reagan lived after his time in office and where the couple lived when he died. The former First Lady still owns the home.
Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. His image, and what he represented would became highly influential within modern conservatism. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California. Reagan was raised in northern Illinois. After moving to California in 1937, he found work as an actor and starred in a few major productions. Reagan was twice elected president of the Screen Actors Guild where he worked to root out Communist influence during the characteristic McCarthyism of the area. In the 1950s, he moved into television where his politics became increasingly conservative. Reagan was a Democrat until 1962 when he switched to the Republican Party.
In 1964, Reagan's support of Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign earned him national attention as a new conservative spokesman. Rebuilding his network of supporters, Reagan was elected governor of California in 1966. As governor, Reagan raised taxes, turned a state budget deficit to a surplus, challenged the protesters at the University of California, ordered in National Guard troops during a period of protest movements in 1969, and was re-elected in 1970. He twice ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination, in 1968 and 1976.
In 1980, Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination defeating president Carter. At 69 years, 349 days of age at the time of his first inauguration, Reagan was the oldest person to assume the U.S. presidency, a distinction he held until 2017, when Donald Trump was inaugurated at age 70 years, 220 days. Reagan faced former vice president Walter Mondale when he ran for re-election in 1984, and defeated him, winning the most electoral votes of any U.S. president, 525, or 97.6% of the 538 votes in the Electoral College, the second-most lopsided presidential election in modern U.S. history after Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 victory.
At the time of his death Reagan had earned a net worth of $13 Million.
Ronald & Nancy Reagan
By tlp333 @ 2006-05-07 12:10:33