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Remembering President Ronald Reagan
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Posted on 02/06/2013 11:02:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Remembering President Ronald Reagan

By JILIAN FAMA Feb. 6, 2013

On February 6, 1984, on his 73rd birthday, President Ronald Reagan said, "Birthdays are special moments, and you've given me one today. But I must tell you, even though this is the 34th anniversary of my 39th birthday, those numbers don't faze me at all. I believe Moses was 80 when God first commissioned him for public service. And I also remember something that Thomas Jefferson once said. He said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I've stopped worrying."

The President

Reagan, at age 69, was the oldest person elected to a first term. That's the same age Hillary Clinton will be if she elects to run for president in 2016. Reagan would have celebrated his 102nd birthday Wednesday. Here are some things to remember about the 40th president:

The Star

As a young boy Ronald's nickname was "Dutch." The nickname was given to him by his father, Jack Reagan, because of his Dutchboy haircut.

He played football, was a popular baseball radio announcer and local newspaper columnist based in Des Moines, Iowa.

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