"Ronald Wilson Reagan" was an American actor and politician. He was the List of Presidents of the United States/40th President of the United States (1981–89), and served as the List of Governors of California/33rd Governor of California (1967–75) before his presidency.
Born and raised in small towns in Illinois, Reagan graduated from Eureka College and then worked as a radio broadcaster. He moved to Hollywood in 1937, where he began a career as an actor, first in films and later in television. Reagan served as President of the Screen Actors Guild and later as a spokesman for General Electric (G.E.); his start in politics occurred during his work for G.E. Originally, he was a member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, but due to the parties' shifting platforms during the 1950s, he switched to the Republican Party (United States)/Republican Party in 1962.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous presidents! More Ronald Reagan on Wikipedia.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.Ronald Reagan
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.Ronald Reagan