U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at the annual Ronald Reagan Commemorative Dinner on, October 25, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa
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US President Ronald Reagan holds the trunk of a baby elephant, presented to him in a ceremony by President Jayewardene of Sri Lanka on June 18,1984.
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Pres Ronald Reagan during his State of the Union Address, February 1, 1986.
Not originally published in LIFE. Governor of California Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, at Richard Nixon’s Inaugural Ball, 1969.
Not originally published in LIFE. Governor of California Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, at Richard Nixon's Inaugural Ball, 1969.
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A jubilant Ronald Reagan celebrates victory during California's gubernatorial primary, 1966.
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Ronald Reagan at the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
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President-elect Bill Clinton reacts as former President Ronald Reagan presents him with a jar of red, white and blue jelly beans at Reagan's office in the Century City section of Los Angeles, Nov. 27, 1992.
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USA. Des Moines, Iowa. 2010. Iowa GOP Ronald Reagan dinner headlined by Sarah Palin
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U.S. President Jimmy Carter, left, and Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan face their panelists during their televised debate at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 28, 1980.
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California gubernatorial candidate and future president Ronald Reagan with his wife Nancy and son Ron Jr., 1965.
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At the Iowa Ronald Reagan Dinner, Nov. 4, 2011
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Sarah Palin speaks at Iowa's annual Ronald Reagan dinner on Sept. 17, 2010
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Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan sit down together inside the Hofdi in Reykjavik, Iceland on Saturday, Oct. 11, 1986 at the start of a series of talks on arms control.
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Presidents Ronald Reagan, left, and Barack Obama
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President Ronald Reagan stands behind a lectern as First Lady Nancy Reagan stands in a side doorway, planning to surprise the President with a birthday cake, at the White House on Feb. 4, 1983
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Left, Senator Robert Kennedy circa 1965 and Ronald Reagan circa 1975
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Ronald Reagan graced the cover of TIME on 44 occasions
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40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan
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Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the RNC Election Night party at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.
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Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush signs copies of his book "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution" at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California March 8, 2013.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the Perspectives on Leadership Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011
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Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition 2012 Presidential Candidates Forum December 7, 2011, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Center in Washington, DC.
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Arne Duncan speaks during the 2011 AAPD Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building on March 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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On March 30, 1981, AP photographer Ron Edmonds made pictures of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan that would earn him the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography.
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Patti Davis in a family photo, with her father, former President Ronald Reagan
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Former President George W. Bush, speaking at a White House Summit on International Development at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington
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The ten Republican Presidential candidates on the stage following their first debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, May 3, 2007.
In a 1981 Rose Garden ceremony, Ronald Reagan introduces Americans to an obscure Arizona judge who will become the first female Supreme Court Justice
Rudy Giuliani gives a speech after receiving the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award
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Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry before the start of the debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, September 7, 2011.
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Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his wife Judith Nathan passing the casket of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan inside the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, June 10, 2004.