I was delighted to be back at the White House today and even more delighted to be part of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission bill signing ceremony with President ObamaObama creates panel for Reagan centennial Jun 02, 2009
The vice president doesn't matter. So why would the first lady candidate matterCandidate's spouse can affect election Aug 25, 2008
As I remember, he said, 'I can't ask for God to look after me if I am not ready to forgive this man,Reagan's diaries published for 'history' Jun 01, 2007
It was quite a natural evolution. This is a national disease that has come upon the public very rapidly. A year ago ... people didn't understand AIDS or thought it was confined to a small segment of societyAnalysis: Reagan health legacy is personal Jun 11, 2004
No one's fully expecting it until the moment arrives; we're all saddened by this newsBush not changing his schedule Jun 05, 2004
Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins; July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and was an influential First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Nancy was born in New York City; her parents divorced soon after her birth and she grew up in Maryland, living with an aunt and uncle while her mother pursued acting jobs. As Nancy Davis, she was an actress in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s, starring in films such as Donovan's Brain, Night into Morning, and Hellcats of the Navy. In 1952 she married Ronald Reagan, who was then president of the Screen Actors Guild, and they had two children. Nancy was the First Lady of California when her husband was Governor from 1967 to 1975. In that capacity, she began work with the Foster Grandparents Program.
Nancy Reagan became First Lady of the United States in January 1981 following her husband's victory, but was criticized early in his first term largely due to her decision to replace the White House china, despite it being paid for by private donations. Nancy restored a Kennedy-esque glamor to the White House following years of lax formality, and her interest in high-end fashion garnered much attention, as well as criticism. She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign, which was considered her major initiative as first lady. Always protective of her husband, more controversy ensued when it was revealed in 1988 that she had consulted an astrologer to assist in planning the president's schedule after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband.