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Nancy Reagan

Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis arrive for the Screen Writers Guild Dinner at the Ambassador Hotel, Hollywood, Calif. on Feb. 22, 1951. (AP Photo/Ed Widdis)

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(Originally posted on March 6, 2016)

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She championed recreational drug prevention causes by founding the "Just Say No" drug awareness campaign, which was considered her major initiative as First Lady. More controversy ensued when it was revealed in 1988 that she, always protective of her husband, had consulted an astrologer to assist in planning the president's schedule after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband. She had a strong influence on her husband and played a role in a few of his personnel and diplomatic decisions.


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