Program Details

The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Feinman
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Course Description

President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), the 40th President of the United States, had a tremendous impact on American politics and society during his two terms as President from 1981-1989. But he also had an interesting career as a Hollywood actor, a spokesman for General Electric Corporation, and as Governor of California from 1967-1975. We will examine the life and career of a President who is ranked in the top ten of all Presidents, and is seen as the spokesman for modern American conservatism. A PowerPoint will be utilized, and questions and comments are welcome at the end of the lecture.

About the Instructor

  • Ronald Feinman, Ph.D., has been a professor of American history, government and politics for the past five decades, and an adjunct professor of history and political science at Florida Atlantic University since 1989. He earned a doctoral degree from City University of NY (CUNY). He is the author of two books, including a recent one titled "Presidential Assassinations and Threats"; a book reviewer for scholarly journals; a regular contributor to the History News Network (HNN); a regular public affairs contributor to WWGH 107.1 FM, Marion, Ohio; and a member of the FAU Speakers Bureau; and has given lectures to many diverse groups over the past 20 years.  Feinman blogs about politics and history at