Pro to the question "Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?"
"We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man, and I have lost a dear friend.
In his lifetime, Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend America’s wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism... His policies had a freshness and optimism that won converts from every class and every nation, and ultimately, from the very heart of the 'evil empire.'
He won the Cold War, not only without firing a shot, but also by inviting enemies out of their fortress and turning them into friends."
"Eulogy for President Reagan," www.margaretthatcher.org, June 11, 2004
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, House of Lords, 1992-present
Member of Parliament, 1959-1992
Prime Minister of Britain, 1979-1990
Leader of the Opposition, 1975-1979
Secretary of State for Education and Science, 1970-1974
Chief Opposition Spokesman on Education, 1969-1970
Member, Shadow Cabinet, 1967-1970
Opposition Spokesman 1964-1967
Parliamentary Under Secretary, Ministry of Pensions and Ntional Insurance, 1961-1964
Qualified as a barrister, 1953
MA, Somerville College, University of Oxford, 1946