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Ronald_Wilson_Reagan

3?st PresidentOfTheUnitedStates.  Longest lived president at age 90 in 2001.  

Ronald Reagan began his political life as a staunch [[New Deal]] / [[Franklin D. Roosevelt]] supportor.  He gradually became a staunch anti-comunist.  He was elected governor of California and  elected president in 1980 and 1984.

He was:
* anti-comunist
* in favor of tax cuts
* in favor of smaller government
* supportive of small business
* supportive of individual liberties

He is credited with:
* defeating the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries
* lowering taxes
* creating the [[Earned Income Credit]] - so that his tax cut would be passed
* rebuilding the military - this caused the Soviet Union to go bankrupt trying to keep up its military

He was the first divorced person to be elected president.

He is married to [[Nancy Reagan]].

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