Ronald Reagan was the oldest person ever elected president. After a career in Hollywood as a film actor, Reagan went into politics and was elected Governor of California. Running on a conservative platform, he was twice elected President of the United States. Known as the "Great Communicator", Reagan is widely considered responsible for winning the cold war against the Soviet Union. Although the Iran-Contra scandal plagued the final years of his administration, Reagan left office in 1989 a highly popular president.
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