Ronald Reagan

1000509261001_1990869731001_Bio-Biography-RonaldReagan-LF[1]by Matt Dzoan

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States during 1981-1989 Before becoming president, he served as the 33rd Governor of California. President Reagan was involved with many occupations during his life.

In his early career, Reagan was a radio announcer for the University of Iowa football team. After this radio job, Reagan became a radio announcer for the Chicago Cubs. Moving on from radio, Reagan decided to become a film actor. His first screen credit was for the movie, “Love is in the Air,” in 1937, and he appeared in over 19 films by 1939.

Reagan served in the U.S. Military from 1937-1945. The first time he was ordered for active duty was in 1942. Ron served during World War II but never left the United States.

In 1980, Ronald Reagan, as a Republican, won in the presidential race against Jimmy Carter. To this day, Reagan is still the oldest president to be elected into office. During his inaugural address, he stated, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem.” In 1984, he was re-elected as president for one last term.