The Post Remembers: Nancy Reagan

A look back at the life of Nancy Reagan.

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Nancy Reagan, former Hollywood actress, first lady of the United States, and founder of the “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign, died at her Los Angeles home on Sunday, March 6, 2016. She was 94. Below is a look back at the life and times of the Reagans from the archives of The Saturday Evening Post:

Click on the image to read “Nancy Reagan: A Love Story” by Cory SerVaas, M.D., from the October 1985 issue.
Click on the image to read “Nancy Reagan: A Love Story” by Cory SerVaas, M.D., from the October 1985 issue.

Nancy Reagan: A Love Story

In a 1985 interview, the first lady talked about her relationship with her husband, her new anti-drug campaign, and the cherished memory of her influential stepfather. Read more>>

Click on the image to read “Happy Memories of Ronald and Nancy Reagan” from the October 2004 issue.
Click on the image to read “Happy Memories of Ronald and Nancy Reagan” from the October 2004 issue.

Happy Memories of Ronald and Nancy Reagan

In 2004, the Post ran an eight-page memorial celebrating the life of President Reagan. The memorial includes excerpts from past interviews and images of Nancy and Ronald Reagan from the archive. Read more>>

Photo Gallery from the Archive: Nancy Reagan

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Comments

  1. Thank you POST Editors for this tribute to Mrs. Reagan. She was a wonderful lady and First Lady, for both California (as the Governor’s wife) and later the United States.

    I’ve been to the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Ca. several times over the years, and will be making a short trip there this week with some flowers and a nice sympathy card I think her family will appreciate.

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