Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th. President of the United States from 1979-1987. Reagan served as Governor of California from 1967-1975 and ran unsuccessfully for the 1974 Republican presidential nomination against incumbent President Gerald Ford. In 1978, Reagan won the Republican nomination and with George H.W. Bush as his running-mate defeated incumbent President Jimmy Carter in a landslide. Reagan was re-elected in 1982 winning 49 states. Largely do to Reagan's influence, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990. Reagan also presided over the longest period of economic growth since the 1920's.

He was namesake of the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University Hospital. ("In the Shadow of Two Gunmen - Part I")

Reagan served as the basis for the character of Owen Lassiter.
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