40th President of the United Sates
- Born: 1911 Died: 2004
- In 1932, after graduation from Eureka College, he became a radio announcer and sportscaster.
- Reagan made unsuccessful bids for the 1968 and 1976 Republican presidential nominations, losing to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, respectively. Four years later he won the 1980 nomination and, with his running mate, George H. W. Bush, resoundingly defeated President Jimmy Carter.
- Advocating a balanced budget to combat inflation, he reversed long-standing political trends by successfully pursuing his supply-side economic program of tax and non-defense budget cuts through Congress.