One of the last public photos, taken in 1997, of Ronald Reagan. The President would spend time in parks like Roxbury and Holmby in Beverly Hills usually with his nurse as he watched children as they played. At times he and spoke with them (more than their parents) and had snacks for them. By the end of 1998, he had stopped visiting the parks. He died in 2004.
RONALD REAGAN (1911 -2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). Born in Tampico, Illinois, Reagan moved to Los Angeles, California in the 1930s, where he was an actor, president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and a spokesman for General Electric (GE). Originally a member of the Democratic Party, he switched to the Republican Party in 1962.