PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 258339
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PRESIDENT REAGAN ADDRESSES THE WORLD FINANCIAL COMMUNITY
RONALD REAGAN. Typed Quotation signed: "Ronald Reagan", ¼p, 8½x11. In full: "No state can be regarded as permanent (sic, preeminent) over the rights of individuals. Individual rights are supreme." From President Reagan's remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund on September 27, 1983. The quotation, in context: "Security, freedom, and prosperity were very much on the minds of the citizens of the world in 1945. They should be on our minds today. The institutions you represent could not have been born, could not have flourished and, may I add, will not survive in a world dominated by a system of cruelty that disregards individual rights and the value of human life in its ruthless drive for power. No state can be regarded as preeminent over the rights of individuals. Individual rights are supreme." Even though "pre-eminent" was misstated as "permanent", Reagan still signed it. 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. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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