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Governor Reagan Wearing a Cowboy Hat

November 30, 1975
Source: National Archives

Former Governor Ronald Reagan of California relaxes in a cowboy hat at his home, Rancho Del Cielo, in 1976. That year, Reagan challenged incumbent President Gerald Ford for the Republican Party nomination and lost. President Ford then lost the general election to Democrat candidate, Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia, whom Reagan later defeated for the presidency in 1980. 

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