Neil Reagan (September 16, 1908 – December 11, 1996) was an
American radio station manager,
CBS senior producer, and senior vice
president of McCann Erickson. He was the older brother of Ronald
1 Life and career
3 Selected filmography
Life and career
Neil with Ronald in 1981
Neil Reagan was born in Tampico on September 16, 1908. He was
baptized as a Roman Catholic, the faith of his father. As an
infant, he attended his mother's church, but later became affiliated
with his father's religion. His younger brother was baptized and
raised in their mother's
Disciples of Christ
Disciples of Christ church. Neil was
described as a boisterous and gregarious personality in his youth.
In 1933, Neil graduated from
Eureka College with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Economics. He followed his brother to
established a career as a television producer and advertising
From the 1930s through the 1950s,
Neil Reagan directed the radio
series Dr. Christian, starring Jean Hersholt. In between he launched a
Hollywood career as a supporting actor in films such as Tugboat
Annie Sails Again (1940) and
Doughboys in Ireland (1943). Neil Reagan
Ronald Reagan in the television series Death Valley Days.
He served as president of both the
Hollywood and Los Angeles
advertising clubs, and also served on numerous community and
professional boards including: the Crippled Children's Society of Los
Angeles, the Kennedy Child Study Center in Santa Monica, and the
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. He was an alternate delegate to
1972 Republican National Convention
1972 Republican National Convention from California, and a
delegate to the 1980 Republican National Convention. Neil Reagan
served two terms as trustee of
Eureka College before his death in
December 1996. Reagan died on December 11, 1996 in
San Diego, California.
The Reagan Physical Education Center on the
Eureka College campus was
dedicated in 1970 in honor of both Ronald and Neil Reagan. Twelve
Ronald Reagan would return to the Reagan Center to make
one of his most important foreign policy speeches of his first term
known as the START speech, or Eureka speech.
His wife, Ruth Elizabeth "Bess" Reagan (née Hoffman; February 25,
1908 – October 22, 2010), whom he wed in 1935, died in 2010 at the
age of 102. The couple had no children.
Doughboys in Ireland (1943)
^ a b c Yager (2006), p. 63
^ Harmer (2002), p. 110
^ Watson (2007), p. 457.
^ Yager (2006), p. 64
^ Holloway, Lynette (1996-12-13). "Neil Reagan, 88, Ad Executive And
Jovial Brother of President". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.
Harmer, John, Reagan: Man of Principle, Cedar Fort, 2002,
Watson, Robert W., White House Studies Compendium, Volume 1, Nova
Publishers, 2007, ISBN 1-60021-521-1
Yager, Edward M., Ronald Reagan's Journey: Democrat to Republican,
Rowman & Littlefield, 2006, ISBN 0-7425-4421-4
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President of the United States (1981–1989)
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Rancho del Cielo
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Governship of California
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Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981
Tax Reform Act of 1986
Strategic Defense Initiative
1985 Geneva Summit
1986 Reykjavík Summit
1987 Washington Summit
1988 Moscow Summit
Invasion of Grenada
The Grace Commission
Federal judicial appointments
"We begin bombing in five minutes"
Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine
"A Time for Choosing"
Reagan's Neshoba County Fair "states' rights" speech
First inaugural address
Second inaugural address
"Ash heap of history"
"Tear down this wall!"
State of the Union: 1982
Where's the Rest of Me? (1965 autobiography with Richard G. Hubler)
An American Life
An American Life (1990 autobiography with Robert Lindsey)
The Reagan Diaries
The Reagan Diaries (2007, edited by Douglas Brinkley)
California gubernatorial election, 1966
Republican Party presidential primaries, 1968
Republican National Convention 1968
Ronald Reagan presidential campaign, 1980
"There you go again"
"Make America Great Again"
United States presidential election, 1976
"Morning in America"
"Bear in the woods"
U.S. Postage stamps
The Day Reagan Was Shot
The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001 film)
The Reagans (2003 film)
Reagan (2011 documentary)
The Butler (2013 film)
Killing Reagan (2016 film)
"What would Reagan do?"
Jack Reagan (father)
Nelle Wilson Reagan
Nelle Wilson Reagan (mother)
Neil Reagan (brother)
Jane Wyman (first wife)
Nancy Reagan (second wife)
Maureen Reagan (daughter)
Michael Reagan (adopted son)
Patti Davis (daughter)
Ron Reagan (son)
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