On Nov. 8, 1966, Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.
Reagan had been an actor and speaker before he became politically involved. His charm and wit made him into one of the most effective communicators in politics, despite having views that were well to the right of the Republican Party when he started.
As president, he was fond of telling jokes. Here are some highlights:
He served as governor during a time of great social upheaval, however. When students occupied an area of open ground at University of California-Berkeley, he used force to interview, and staunchly defended his actions.
- Today, we face a situation in which protesters are again resorting to violence at places like Berkeley. What do you think is the appropriate response? Did Reagan overreact?
31, Oct. 2018, Ronald Reagan [Digital photograph]. Retrieved from <google.com>.