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Nancy Reagan
NameNancy Reagan
Personal information
Date of birthJuly 6, 1921(age 88)
Birth placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, First Lady of the United States
OrderFirst Lady of the United States
Term startJanuary 20, 1981
Term endJanuary 20, 1989
PredecessorRosalynn Carter
SuccessorBarbara Bush
Occupation2First Lady of California
OrderFirst Lady of California
Term startJanuary 3, 1967
Term endJanuary 7, 1975
PredecessorBernice Layne Brown
SpouseRonald Reagan (1952-2004, his death)
ChildrenPatti, Ron
RelationsKenneth Seymour Robbins and Edith Luckett; adopted by stepfather Loyal Davis
Alma materSmith College
Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and served as an influential First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was born in New York; her parents divorced soon after her birth and she grew up in Maryland, living with an aunt and uncle while her mother pursued acting jobs. As Nancy Davis, she was an actress in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, starring in films such as Donovan's Brain, Night into Morning, and Hellcats of the Navy. In 1952 she married Ronald Reagan, who was then president of the Screen Actors Guild, and they had two children. Nancy was the First Lady of California when her husband was Governor from 1967 to 1975. In that capacity, she began work with the Foster Grandparents Program.
Nancy Reagan became First Lady of the United States in January 1981 following her husband's victory, but was criticised early in his first term largely due to her decision to replace the White House china. Nancy restored a Kennedy-esque glamour to the White House following years of lax formality, and her interest in high-end fashion garnered much attention, as well as criticism. She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign, which was considered her major initiative as first lady. Always protective of her husband, more controversy ensued when it was revealed in 1988 that she had consulted an astrologer to assist in planning the president's schedule after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband.
The Reagans retired to their home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California in 1989. Nancy devoted most of her time to caring for her ailing husband, diagnosed in 1994 with Alzheimer's disease, until his death in 2004. Nancy Reagan has remained active within the Reagan Library and in politics, particularly in support of stem-cell research.
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White House Butler Gene Allen Dies at 90, Survived Jim Crow Era To Vote for Obama - ChattahBox Tweet this news

ChattahBox--His other highlights over his long career, were being invited by -Nancy Reagan-, along with his wife, to attend a state dinner as guests of the president. ...
Date : Sat, 03 Apr 2010 16:42:53 GMT+00:00

Master floral arranger worked with the stars - Hometownlife.com Tweet this news

Hometownlife.com--In his role at the Met, he greeted such personalities as -Nancy Reagan-, Bill Gates, George Bush, Prince Charles, the Clintons and many others. ...
Date : Sun, 04 Apr 2010 11:42:20 GMT+00:00

NY expert champions sunshine laws - WatertownDailyTimes.com Tweet this news

WatertownDailyTimes.com--Local government officials need to think less like -Nancy Reagan- and more like Aretha Franklin. That was the message Thursday for more than ...
Date : Fri, 02 Apr 2010 09:03:36 GMT+00:00

Write person for the job - Townsville Bulletin Tweet this news

Townsville Bulletin--So a timely little homily of fairness and forgiveness came The Magpie's way the other day, concerning former First Lady -Nancy Reagan-. ...
Date : Fri, 02 Apr 2010 16:06:32 GMT+00:00

Eugene Allen, White House Butler, Dies at 90 - CBS News Tweet this news

CBS News--First lady -Nancy Reagan- came looking for him one afternoon, and Mr. Allen wondered whether he or a member of his staff had done something wrong. ...
Date : Fri, 02 Apr 2010 21:09:14 GMT+00:00

Reagan's 1983 CJ-8 Scrambler & 1962 Jeep CJ-6 - CJ One - JP Magazine Tweet this news

JP Magazine---Nancy Reagan- surprised her husband with the sky-blue '83 CJ-8 Scrambler while he was president and it provided shuttle service around the ranch for the ...
Date : Thu, 01 Apr 2010 23:12:53 GMT+00:00

White House Easter Egg Roll through the years - Ocala Tweet this news

Ocala--In 1981, President Ronald Reagan and first lady -Nancy Reagan- arranged a hunt for wooden eggs printed with the signatures of famous people. ...
Date : Thu, 01 Apr 2010 17:45:10 GMT+00:00

April Fools: These pranksters mean business - Lansing State Journal Tweet this news

Lansing State Journal--"We had this cardboard cutout of -Nancy Reagan- from a book promotion," Knott said. "We had taped her neck with black electrical tape and we had spiked studs ...
Date : Thu, 01 Apr 2010 14:28:40 GMT+00:00

The 9 Most Awful (And Awesome) Anti-Drug PSAs Ever Made (VIDEO) - Huffington Post (blog) Tweet this news

Huffington Post (blog)--Where's the one where -Nancy Reagan- reads the letter from the kid who tried drugs for the first time and freaked out? A classic, that one was? ...
Date : Wed, 31 Mar 2010 13:23:40 GMT+00:00

Mona Charen Dems Lose Argument -- Win Dirty - Yahoo! Tech Tweet this news

Yahoo! Tech--Political analyst Mona Charen is former White House staffer who served as -Nancy Reagan's- speechwriter. Her syndicated column, launched in 1987, ...
Date : Tue, 30 Mar 2010 23:35:42 GMT+00:00

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