Ronald Reagan

United States

Ronald Reagan Bio

Who is Ronald Reagan

He is the 40th president of the United States whose controversial economics philosophy, Reaganomics, impacted the latter part of the 20th century.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born in Tampico, Illinois. As a boy, Reagan's father nicknamed his son "Dutch," due to his "fat little Dutchman"-like appearance, and his "Dutchboy" haircut.

Interesting Facts

He was a film star during the Golden Age of Hollywood and appeared in movies such as 1939's Dark Victory, 1940's Knute Rockne, All American, and 1942's Kings Row.

Personal Life

He and his first wife, Jane Wyman, divorced in 1948. He married Nancy Davis in 1952, fathered four biological children, and adopted a son named Michael.


Reagan received a number of awards in his pre- and post-presidential years. He received a lifetime gold membership in the Screen Actors Guild, was inducted into the National Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame[396] and received the United States Military Academy's Sylvanus Thayer Award.


Reagan died of pneumonia, complicated by Alzheimer's disease,[323] at his home in Bel Air, California, on the afternoon of June 5, 2004.