The Legacy Of Ronald Wilson Reagan

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Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911 to Nelle Wilson and John Edward Reagan. His father, also known as Jack Reagan, came from an Irish background, while his mother was a Scottish and English mix. Reagan had only one sibling, his brother, Neil Reagan. He attended a high school nearby what he considers his hometown, Dixon. At Dixon high school, he served as student body president and participated in football,basketball, track, and school plays. After graduating from Dixon High, he proceeded to attend Eureka College, a small liberal arts institution and majored in economics and sociology. While he attended college, he eventually became interested in drama. He attended a screen test in 1937, this won him a contract in Hollywood. In the next two decades, he had appeared in 50 films. Reagan was married twice, first to Jane Wyman, and second to Nancy Davis. Reagan had two children with each of his wives. In 1937, Reagan enlisted in the Army Reserve as a Private, but soon he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the Cavalry. In 1942, the Army Air Force called Reagan to active duty and assigned Lieutenant Reagan to the 1st Motion Picture Unit in Culver City, California. On July 22, 1943, Reagan was promoted to the rank of captain, however two years later, the Army discharged Captain Reagan. After his service in the military, Reagan resumed his acting career. “Reagan became embroiled in disputes over the issue of Communism in

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