|Nancy Reagan July 6, 1921 - March 6, 2016 .|
I won't forget the first time I met her in Cincinnati, Ohio shortly before the Ohio primary in May 1980. I was able to run right up to her and her husband as they arrived for a campaign event in Fountain Square. Later, I would see her at the White House during my time there.
She endured an endless litany of the most personal and abusive attacks ever launched against a First Lady by the left. Things were said about Nancy that would never be tolerated today if they were said about Michelle Obama. And Nancy handled it all with style, grace and wit just like her husband.
Rather than say more, I offer this photo tribute with selections from the Reagan Library photo archive:
Style Returns to the White House
|Preparing for Inaugural Balls January 1981.|
|Nancy Brought glamour back to the White House after the "malaise" of the Carter years.|
The left never forgave her. Her critics now marvel as Michelle Obama does the same!
|With Pope John Paul II|
|Escorting Raisa Gorbachev at White House State Dinner. Nancy Reagan was a prime driver for peace efforts|
with the Russians. Reagan's peace through strength plan should be a model for future efforts.
|Honoring America's war dead at D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France.|
|Hugging a child on a visit to a handicapped children's center in London 1981.|
|Reagan's at their California retreat: Rancho del Cielo.|
|An evening in the White House theater.|
|On the golf course.|
|TV Trays for dinner in the White House residence.|
|Nancy Reagan as "Second Hand Rose" at Washington Gridiron Dinner.|
|President Reagan surprises Nancy at a luncheon honoring Mrs. Reagan |
at GOP convention in New Orleans 1988.