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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to US presidential history. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to US presidential history.
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?