- Born: February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois
- Inaugurated: January 20, 1981
- Age at Inauguration: 69 Years, 349 Days
A Hollywood actor who also served as Governor of California, Ronald Reagan came to the White House in 1981 with revolutionary ideals that transformed the federal government. Declaring war on government power and spending, he also oversaw the collapse of communism in eastern Europe and the breakup of the former Soviet Union. Although he was the oldest President in history, he brought a youthful charm and easy-going wit to the office.
"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives"