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Title
Nancy Reagan and Sheriff Pitchess
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1972
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins in 1921) was married to Ronald Reagan from 1952 until his death in 2004. She was the First Lady of California from 1967 to 1975, and First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. After Ronald Reagan's presidency ended, the couple retired to their home in Bel Air. In 1994 Ronald was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and Nancy devoted most of her time caring for her ailing husband until his death on June 5, 2004. She continues to reside at their Bel Air home, and has remained active within the Reagan Library and in politics, particularly in support of stem-cell research.
Photograph caption dated May 26, 1972 reads, "Death Penalty Initiative Backers - Governor's wife, Nancy, and Sheriff Pitchess." Note: Peter J. Pitchess was the 28th Sheriff of Los Angeles County, and served on the Los Angeles County Civil Defense and Disaster Commission during the nuclear crisis in the early 1960s.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00095431
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8245
CARL0005051679
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32916
Subject
Reagan, Nancy,--1921-2016
Pitchess, Peter J.,--1912-1999
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Sheriff's Department
Sheriffs--California--Los Angeles County
Governors' spouses--California
Meetings--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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