He made a famous speech speaking out against socialized medicine (government run health care).
After giving a speech of Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign in 1964, he was persuaded to run for governor.
He was the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
He was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975.
He also lowered inflation from 14% to 4% and he vetoed 78 bills.
Before winning his president election in 1980, Reagan ran for president two times in 1968 and in 1976.Reagan was also known as the "Teflon president" because any criticism or scandals against him never stuck or affected his popularity. The family moved to different places in Illinois when Reagan was a child. His first screen credit was the starring role in the 1937 movie Love Is on the Air.