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The Reagan Era
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Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) was a Hollywood actor turned politician, who served as governor of California from 1967 to 1975, and as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A Roosev...
Nancy Reagan (1921-) is the wife of Ronald Reagan, and former First Lady of both California (1967-75) and the United States (1981-89). A Hollywood actress in her younger days, Nancy Reagan (né...
Arthur Laffer (1940-) is a conservative economist whose unorthodox ideas on tax rates and revenues heavily influenced Ronald Reagan's tax policies in the early 1980s. Laffer suggested that lower ta...
George Bush (1924-) is the oldest living United States president. Bush occupied the White House from 1989-93. In a long career of public service, Bush also served as U.S. Representative from Texas,...
Oliver North (1943-) was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Marine Corps who became a key figure in the Reagan Administration's Iran-Contra Scandal in the late 1980s. Iran-Contra led to North's convict...
Edwin Meese (1931-), a conservative Republican lawyer, was for many years a close adviser and confidant of Ronald Reagan. Meese served as Reagan's chief of staff while Reagan was governor of Califo...
Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-) was the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, leading the USSR from 1985 until its collapse in 1991. As General Secretary, he sought to reform...
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