Last updated on: 1/14/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Jack Wheeler, PhD Biography

Title:
Editor-in-Chief of To the Point
Position:
Pro to the question "Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?"
Reasoning:

“Five years ago, in February 1999, I wrote the following tribute to this extraordinary man.

‘This coming Sunday, Feb. 6, will be the 88th birthday of the greatest president of the 20th century: Ronald Reagan. That Reagan’s achievements exceed those of any president since Washington and Jefferson will unquestionably be the judgment of future historians…

[H]e was an extraordinarily loveable, likeable, good and decent human being, a man whom Aristotle would have said possessed a ‘great soul.’ Take the time this Sunday to reflect on the achievements of Ronald Reagan, on how much you and all Americans owe him a debt of thankfulness and gratitude.

America was truly blessed to have a man such as him to come to her rescue and to raise her from despairing depths to the pinnacle of historic success we all stand upon today.'”

“The ‘Great-Souled Man’; Reagan Was a Classic,” Washington Times, June 8, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor-in-Chief, To the Point
  • Contributing Editor, Strategic Investment
  • Board Member, TheVanguard.org
  • Founder and President, Freedom Research Foundation
  • Founder, Wheeler Expeditions, 1977
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Southern California (USC)
Other:
  • Entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for the Most Northerly Parachute Jump, 1986
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?