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Ronald Reagan

 
 
Ronald Reagan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. Ronald Reagan Marker
Inscription.  On this site, Ronald Reagan, the fortieth President of the United States, delivered an address to the citizens of Media and Delaware County during his presidential re-election campaign on October 29, 1984.
 
Erected 1996 by Media Borough Council.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1863.
 
Location. 39° 55.167′ N, 75° 23.5′ W. Marker is in Media, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Front Street. The marker is attached to the Delaware County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Media PA 19063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Delaware County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Delaware County (a few steps from this marker); FBI Office Burglary (within shouting distance of this marker); McCain Rally (within
Ronald Reagan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
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shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers and Sailors of Delaware County Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fussell Recreational Skating Area (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Media Waterworks (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Media.
 
Ronald Reagan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
3. Ronald Reagan Marker
Ronald Reagan image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. Ronald Reagan
This 1989 portrait of Ronald Reagan by Henry Casselli, Jr. hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“When ex-California governor Ronald Reagan began his presidency in 1981, his warmth and skill in handling the media had already planted the seeds of his reputation as the ‘great communicator.’ More significant, however, was how those traits were made to work on behalf of his conservative agenda. By the end of his second term, despite widespread concern over budget deficits and several administration scandals, Reagan's presidency had wrought many significant changes. Under his leadership, the nation had undergone major tax reforms, witnessed a significant easing of relations with the Communist world, and experienced a sharp upturn in prosperity. Reagan left office enjoying a popularity that only a few of his outgoing predecessors had ever experienced.

This portrait is based on some thirty studies that artist Henry Casselli made of Reagan over four days at the White House in late 1988. Commissioned with the National Portrait Gallery in mind, the finished picture arrived at the White House the following January for presidential inspection. When Reagan saw it he exclaimed, ‘Yep! That's the old buckaroo.’” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2015. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on September 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022