Ronald Reagan Birthday: 9 Facts About The 40th President (PHOTOS)

02/06/2013 09:17 am ET

Wednesday would have been the 102nd birthday of former President Ronald Reagan. The Gipper, as he was known, was a conservative icon who served as the nation's 40th president from 1981 to 1989. His administration was known for trickle-down economics, the strategic defense initiative (known as "Star Wars") and the Iran-Contra affair. Later in life, Reagan had Alzheimer's Disease. He died in 2004 at age 93.

Here are nine facts about our 40th president:

Nine Facts About Ronald Reagan

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