John Warnock Hinckley Jr. spent 35 years in a psychiatric hospital after shooting President Reagan in 1981. CNN’s Jean Casarez..
40th president of the United States (1981–89)
Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood movie actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975.