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“Citizen Governor” Gallery
After delivering a nationally televised speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater’s bid for the White House, Ronald Reagan’s stirring message that the nation had a “rendezvous with destiny” paved the way for his own political career. In 1966 the former actor became governor of California for two terms. A 1965 Ford Mustang used in his first gubernatorial campaign, the original entryway to the governor’s residence, and his massive desk from the office in the state capitol recall his days in Sacramento.



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