|Text on Button||RONALD W. REAGAN for PRESIDENT IN '76|
Black and white photograph of Ronald Reagan's head and shoulders on a white background with a red a blue banner with white text
|Curl Text||N.G. SLATER CORP. N.Y.C. 11 union bug|
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Ronald Reagan was an actor and union leader who became involved with politics in the 1960s. He was the Governor of California from 1966 to 1974. In 1976 he unsuccessfully ran against Gerald Ford to become the Republican Party's nominee for President. Reagan’s concession speech focused on the dangers of nuclear war and the threat the Soviet Union posed. In 1980, he won the Presidential election defeating Democratic incumbent, President Carter to become the 40th President of the United States. He served as the President for two terms, from 1981-1989.