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Nancy Reagan
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 (rā′gən), Nancy Davis 1921-2016.
First lady of the United States (1981-1989) as the wife of President Ronald Reagan. She established a nationwide antidrug campaign.

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Ronald Reagan
photographed in 1981


, Ronald Wilson 1911-2004.
The 40th president of the United States (1981-1989). An actor turned politician, he was governor of California (1967-1975) and defeated the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, in the 1980 presidential election. His administration was marked by economic recovery, military involvement in Grenada, Central America, Lebanon, and Libya, and improved relations with the Soviet Union.


(Biography) Ronald. 1911–2004, US film actor and Republican statesman: Governor of California (1966–74): 40th president of the US (1981–89)


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Ronald (Wilson), born 1911, 40th president of the U.S. 1981–89.
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