Pictures of Ronald Reagan

A Collection of Pictures of the 40th President of the United States

Ronald Reagan served as the President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. At the time he took office, he was the oldest President in U.S. history.

Before becoming President, Reagan had been a movie star, a cowboy, and the governor of California. Learn more about this multifaceted President by browsing through this collection of pictures of Ronald Reagan.

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Reagan as a Young Boy

Picture of Ronald Reagan on the Eureka College Football Team.
Ronald Reagan on the Eureka College Football Team. (1929). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library)
  • Ronald as a baby
  • As a young boy
  • Third grade
  • Standing by a tree
  • As a lifeguard
  • As a football player
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Reagan and Nancy

Engagement picture of Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis.
Engagement photograph of Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis. (January 1952). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library)
  • Engagement photo of Nancy Davis and Ronald Reagan
  • Cutting their wedding cake
  • Right after their wedding
  • Ronald visiting Nancy on the set of her movie Donovan's Brain
  • At the Stork Club in New York City
  • With their children Ron and Patti
  • Aboard a boat
  • Horseback riding
  • Holding each other after horseback riding
  • Eating on TV trays in the White House
  • Standing in the Blue Room, 1981
  • Sitting together on the White House grounds, 1988
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In the Limelight

Picture Ronald Reagan sitting in a director's chair at the General Electric Theater.
Ronald Reagan and General Electric Theater. (1954-1962). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library)
  • As a radio announcer
  • In a still from the film Knute Rockne-All American
  • In the U.S. Army Air Force (worked on training films)
  • Ronald at GE Theater
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As Governor of California

Picture of Ronald Reagan as governor of California with his family.
Governor Ronald Reagan, Ron Junior, Mrs. Reagan, and Patti Davis. (Circa 1967). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library, courtesy of the National Archives)
  • Governor Reagan with his family (Nancy, Ron, and Patti)
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Reagan: The Relaxed Cowboy

Picture of Ronald Reagan in a cowboy hat.
Ronald Reagan in a cowboy hat at Rancho Del Cielo. (Circa 1976). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library, courtesy of the National Archives)
  • Ronald Reagan in a cowboy hat, close-up
  • Riding his horse
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Reagan as President

Picture of President Ronald Reagan speaking at a rally in 1986.
President Reagan speaking at a Rally for Representative Broyhill in Greensboro, North Carolina. (June 4, 1986). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library, courtesy of the National Archives)
  • Being sworn in on Inaugural Day, 1981
  • Sitting at his desk in the Oval Office
  • Leading a Cabinet meeting
  • Ronald and Nancy at the 1984 Republican National Convention
  • Sworn in for his second term
  • Watching the Space Shuttle Challenger explode on TV
  • Reagan presents the Medal of Freedom to Mother Teresa
  • Giving a speech at a rally
  • Reagan playing golf on Air Force One
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The Assassination Attempt

Picture of Ronald Reagan just seconds before the assassination attempt.
President Reagan waves to crowd immediately before being shot in an assassination attempt, Washington Hilton Hotel. (March 30, 1981). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library)
  • Waving to the crowd immediately before being shot
  • Chaos after the assassination attempt
  • Chaos after the assassination attempt (different view)
  • Chaos during the assassination attempt (different view)
  • Standing inside the hospital, four days after the shooting
  • Reagan leaving the hospital
  • Reagan returning home from the hospital
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Reagan and Gorbachev

Picture of President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev signing the INF Treaty.
President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev signing the INF Treaty in the East Room of the White House. (December 8, 1987). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library, courtesy of the National Archives)
  • Reagan and Gorbachev at the first Summit in Geneva
  • Reagan and Gorbachev sign the INF Treaty
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Official Portraits of Reagan

The official portrait of President Ronald Reagan and Vice-President George Bush in 1981.
Official Portrait of President Reagan and Vice-President Bush. (July 16, 1981). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library, courtesy of the National Archives)
  • Official portrait, 1981
  • Nancy and Ronald standing in the Blue Room, 1981
  • Reagan and Bush in an official portrait, 1981
  • Sitting outside the Oval Office, 1983
  • Leaning on a White House colonnade, 1984
  • Smiling while posing at his Oval Office desk, 1984
  • Posing at the White House, 1984
  • Nancy and Ronald Reagan, official 1985 portrait
  • Official portrait, 1985
  • Nancy and Ronald sitting together on the White House grounds, 1988
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In Retirement

Picture of former President Ronald Reagan receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Bush.
President Bush presents the Medal of Freedom award to former President Ronald Reagan at a ceremony in the East Room. (January 13, 1993). (Picture from the Ronald Reagan Library, courtesy of the National Archives)
  • Reagan receives the Medal of Freedom from George Bush in 1993