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Ronald Reagan: Actor, president, statesman

The political career of the 40th president of the United States. This month is the 100th anniversary of his birth.

 
 

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Nov. 5, 1966

Ronald Reagan, as the Republican candidate for governor of California in 1966, shakes hands at a shopping center in a Los Angeles suburb for a campaign rally. The former radio announcer and movie actor burst onto the political scene after a rousing television speech for Barry Goldwater on the eve of the 1964 election. Reagan was elected governor of California by a landslide in 1966 and was reelected in 1970.


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