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Ronald Reagan Biography

Title:
40th President of the United States
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of July 2, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 40th US President, 1981-1989
  • Ordered US Air Strikes on Libya, April 15, 1986
  • Ordered US Invasion of Grenada, Oct. 25, 1983
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, United Kingdom, 1989
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum, Japan, 1989
  • Invoked Taft Hartly Act to fire 11,345 striking air traffic controllers, Apr. 5, 1981
  • Republican presidential candidate, did not receive party nomination, 1975-1976
  • Governor of California, 1967-1975
  • Made 53 motion pictures and one TV movie, 1945-1965
  • Political career launched in speech for Barry Goldwater, 1964
  • Officially changed to Republican Party, 1962
  • Campaigned for Richard Nixon for President, 1960
  • Campaigned as a Democrat for Eisenhower, 1952, 1956
  • President, Screen Actors Guild, 1947
  • First Motion Picture Unit, Army Air Force, made over 400 training films, 1942
  • Actor, Warner Brothers, 1937-1942
  • Radio Announcer, WCO (Davenport, Iowa) & WHO (Des Moines, Iowa), 1932
Education:
  • BA, Economics and Sociology, Eureka College (IL), 1932
Other:
  • Died, Los Angeles (CA), June 5, 2004
  • Congressional Gold Medal, 2002
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1993
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, United Kingdom, 1989
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum, Japan, 1989
  • Victim of assassination attempt, Mar. 30, 1981
  • Born, Tampico (IL), Feb. 6, 1911