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Ronald Reagan Fact Sheet

Ronald Reagan

The 40th President of the United States

Name:  Ronald Reagan

Number of terms he served: Two

Year he took office: 1981

Birth Date: February 6th, 1911

Age when he took office: 70

State of Birth: Tampico, Illinois

 Vice President: George H. W. Bush

What Party was he from: Republican

What was his major contribution while in office:

Just after Reagan became president he was shot by an actor named John W. Hinckley Jr. trying to win the heart of Jodie Foster. The bullet had barely missed Reagan’s heart but yet he had humor about it. Reagan wanted most to help the economics of the U.S. and to have the people less dependent on the government. And he was successful at this.

What did he do after he left office:

Reagan did a lot of public speaking after office until February 3rd, 1994 due to his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.  On April 13th, 1992 Reagan was assaulted. 41 year old Richard Paul Springer smashed a thirty pound crystal statue of an eagle and some flying shards of glass hit Reagan, yet he remained uninjured. Reagan died of pneumonia, caused partly by his Alzheimer’s disease, on June 5th 2004 at his home in Bel Air, California. He was the first president to die in the 21st century.

Did he have a nickname:

Yes, Dutch

Was he married:

Yes, Nancy Davis

Did he have children:

Yes, four

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