Inauguration Combo Cover Set Highlights Reagan's Great Achievements
Each cover has five stamps attached, all representing different chapters of his life. They include his birth state, service in the army during WWII, his 27-year-long acting career, time in office as California's governor, and as America's 40th president. Plus they're each postmarked on Reagan's inauguration date for that presidential term. These covers commemorate one of America's favorite presidents – get yours now.
Ronald Wilson Reagan, who was known as the “Great Communicator,” was born to a poor Illinois family on February 6, 1911. He was interested in drama as a boy and got a sports broadcasting job after graduating from college. A screen test at Warner Brothers in 1937 led to an acting career that lasted nearly 30 years.
Politically, Reagan started out as a liberal Democrat. By the early 1950s, however, he was a conservative, and he joined the Republican Party in 1962. He was elected governor of California in 1966 and again in 1970.
Proclaiming the values of work, family, patriotism, and self-reliance, Reagan won a landslide victory in 1980, becoming the 40th President of the United States. After only a few months in office, the popular President was wounded in an attempted assassination. The 73-year-old Reagan ran successfully for a second term in 1984, becoming the oldest man ever elected President.
Reagan’s economic policy, “Reaganomics,” focused on tax cuts, reduced regulation of the marketplace, and less government spending. His foreign policy centered on opposing communism and strengthening defense.
Reagan was known for his optimism, humor, and ready smile. Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004.