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Ronald Wilson Reagan was from a humble background and aimed to work for the public good and for freedom throughout his life and time in office.
After graduation, he began his career as a sports commentator in Iowa. In 1937, he relocated from Iowa to California, where he became an actor and appeared in major Hollywood productions.
Reagan also served in the military, became a union leader, and was a Hollywood Democrat until he was elected as Governor of California in 1966. He was the 40th President of America from 1981-1989 and served two full terms.