Ronald Legacy Of Ronald Reagan

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President Paper - Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 to Nelle and John Reagan. He was born in a second story apartment building in Tampico, Illinois. His father, Jack Reagan, was a storyteller and a salesman. His mother, Nelle (Wilson) Reagan, was a stay at home mother of two. Reagan’s only brother Neil who was born on September 16, 1908 was an advertising executive. As a boy Reagan was his father nicknamed him “Dutch” because of his fat little Dutchman like appearance and his Dutchman haircut. The family briefly lived in several towns in Illinois until in 1920, the Reagans settled in Dixon. While living in Dixon, Reagan attended Dixon High School where he participated in acting, sports, and storytelling. Reagan who was raised in the faith of his mother was baptized to the Disciples of Christ in 1922. Through his whole life, Reagan was known to have a strong faith in the goodness of people and his opposition to the discrimination of people. After high school, Reagan attended Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. In college he joined the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon. He was also a member of the football team, captain of the swim team, student body president, and was active in theater. Reagan graduated from Eureka in 1932. After his graduation from college, the University of Iowa hired Reagan to be the announcer of Iowa Hawkeyes home football games making ten dollars per game in 1932. Shortly after, a job opened up as a staff…

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