Photograph of Ronald Reagan's head on a white background encircled by green text.
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Ronald Reagan was an actor and union leader who became involved with politics in the 1960s. He was the Governor of California from 1966 to 1974. In 1968 he unsuccessfully ran against Richard Nixon to become the Republican Party's nominee for President. Reagan campaigned that he would balance the budget by freezing hiring and raising taxes. Reagan lost the Republican nomination again in 1976. In 1980, he won the Presidential election defeating Democratic incumbent, President Carter to become the 40th President of the United States. He served as the President for two terms, from 1981-1989.