PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 258333
Sale Price $1,190.00
RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 1976
RONALD REAGAN. Typed Quotation signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1p, 8½x11. In full:"I don't believe that the people I've met in almost every state in the union are ready to consign this, the last island of freedom, to the dustbin of history." Caption: "Campaign Speech, 1976." Reagan mounted a strong challenge to incumbent President Ford in the Republican primaries in 1976. At the Republican National Convention held in Kansas City, August 16-19, 1976, President Ford was nominated on the first ballot with 1,187 delegate votes to former Governor Reagan's 1,070 votes; 1,130 were needed to be nominated.Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) had two careers: actor and politician. His first movie was Love is on the Air (1937) and his 53rd and last film was The Killers (1964). In 1965, he wrote his autobiography, Where's the Rest of Me?, a line from his role as Drake McHugh in King's Row (1942). Reagan left his job hosting television's Death Valley Days during the 1965-1966 season, when he entered politics. Elected Governor of California in 1966, he was reelected in 1970. Reagan began his campaign for the presidency and narrowly lost the 1976 Republican nomination to Gerald Ford. He was elected President in 1980 and was reelected in 1984. After leaving office in 1989, he wrote his second autobiography, An American Life. On February 6, 2001, Reagan became just the third U.S. President to reach the age of 90 and the nation's longest living President until Gerald Ford (d. 2006) lived 45 days longer. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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