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President Reagan's Farewell Address

President Reagan's Farewell Address (January 11, 1989)

President Reagan's Farewell Address (January 11, 1989)

Washington, DC
Saturday, January 11, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, on January 11th, 1989, President Reagan delivered his last address to the nation from the Oval Office, reflecting on his two terms as 40th President of the United States and two “triumphs” he was most proud of: the economic recovery of the 1980s and the recovery of morale in America. Reagan died in 2004.

Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:44pm (ET)

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