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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan


Who was Nancy Reagan?

Nancy Reagan was an American actress and First Lady of the United States. She was married to President Ronald Reagan. Nancy Reagan was born Anne Frances Robbins in 1921, but was often called Nancy from early on. Her mother remarried and in 1935, her stepfather formally adopted her, legally changing her name to Nancy Davis. In 1949, Nancy Davis met Ronald Reagan while he was president of the Screen Actors Guild. Although they both continued their acting careers after they were married, they would only star in one movie together, Hell Cats of the Navy in 1957. Nancy Reagan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States highest civilian award, by President George W. Bush in 2002. She died in 2016.

Famous Kin

Nancy Reagan has a number of former U.S. Presidents in her family tree. These include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, Gerald Ford, William Howard Taft, Ulysses S. Grant, Calvin Coolidge, Benjamin Harrison, Richard Nixon, and both Presidents Bush. Her fellow First Ladies that she is related to include Ellen Wilson, Florence Harding, Edith Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, and Barbara Bush. She also has a connection to the current royal family through the late Princess Diana.

One of the more ironic family connections for Nancy Reagan is a family connection to John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate her husband just two months into his presidency. Other infamous kin of Nancy Reagan include Alexander Hamilton’s killer Aaron Burr, notorious outlaw leader Wash Loomis, and John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman. Some of her more prominent kin included Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen, abolitionist John Brown, painter John Trumbull, gunfighter and lawman Wild Bill Hickok, stained glass artist Louis Tiffany, inventor Thomas Edison, artist Norman Rockwell, and aviation pioneers Amelia Earhart and the Wright brothers.

Nancy Reagan also has kinship to numerous celebrities including, but not limited to, Roy Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Kyra Sedgwick, Richard Gere, Bill Paxton, Ted Danson, Jane Fonda, Raquel Welch, John Lithgow, Clint Eastwood and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Nancy (Davis) Reagan

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William Claflin

27th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Nicholas Wood

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Blott

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Nicholas Wood

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Nathaniel Foote

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Sackett

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

10th cousin
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Linda Ronstadt

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Griswold

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James S. Kemper

Founder, Kemper Insurance Cos.

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Holcombe

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Simon Sackett

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Timothy Dwight

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Dewey Jr.

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

9th cousin
via John Dunham

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Deming

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert White

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Holcombe

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Robbins Jr.

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John Bissell

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Deming

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Bass

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Root

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Dr. Jill Biden

First Lady of President Joseph Biden

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Gerard Spencer

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Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Quinton Pray

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Nathaniel Foote

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