The whte pin reads in blue and red text, "California YAF's Favorite Son, RONALD REAGAN" k. kasch (10/04) This button might have been used in connection with Reagan's first campaign for President in 1980 because the phrase "favorite son" is often used at nominating conventions.

Ronald Reagan33rd Governor, Republican (1967-1975)The son of a shoe salesman, Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois in 1911. Said Reagan, "We didn't live on the wrong side of the tracks, but close enough to hear the train whistles." Reagan was a construction worker, a life guard, radio announcer and actor. After serving in the airforce he returned to acting, becoming known as "the Errol Flynn of the B-movies." He eventually served as president of the Screen Actors Guild and during his tenure became active in politics. The Republican party was impressed with his political views and charisma and Reagan, who had not held public office before, was elected Governor with their backing. During his term in office, Reagan approved the construction of an elaborate new Governor's Mansion. However, construction was not completed until after he left office. Reagan holds the distinction of being the only California governor to become President of the United States. Taken from the YAF website:The Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) is an organization dedicated to educating and empowering young people around the fundamental values and beliefs set forth by our Founding Fathers, and encouraging active participation in the political process in order to promote the principles of freedom and liberty as defined by the Sharon Statement.YAF is the Nation's oldest, largest, and most active conservative youth organization. Founded in 1960 at the Sharon, Connecticut estate of William F. Buckley, Jr., YAF has long fought for the values that made America great- individual liberty and political, social, and economic freedom.

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