Birth Name: Ronald Prescott Reagan
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: May 20, 1958
Ethnicity: Irish, English, some Scottish
Ron Reagan is an American radio and television host, political analyst, and writer. He has worked for KIRO, Air America Radio, and MSNBC. He is a political liberal.
Ron is the son of Ronald Reagan, a politician and actor, who served as President of the United States, from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989, and of actress Nancy Reagan/Davis (née Anne Frances Robbins). His parents co-starred in one film together, Hellcats of the Navy (1957), playing love interests. He is the brother of actress and author Patti Davis, and the half-brother of political commentator Michael Reagan.
Ron is married to Federica Basagni. He was previously married to Doria Palmieri, until her death.
His father was of Irish, and Scottish and English, ancestry, partly by way of Canada. His mother was of English descent.
Ron’s paternal grandfather was John Edward Reagan (the son of John Michael Reagan and Jane “Jennie” Cusick). Ron’s grandfather John was born in Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois. Ron’s great-grandfather John was born in Peckham, Kent, England, to Irish parents, Michael Reagan/O’Regan and Catherine Mulcahey. He had roots in County Tipperary. Jane was born in Dixon, Lee, Illinois, to Irish parents, Patrick Cusick and Sarah A. Higgins.
Ron’s paternal grandmother was Nelle/Nell Clyde Wilson (the daughter of Thomas Wilson and Mary Ann Elsey). Nelle was born in Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois. Thomas was born in Illinois, to a father from Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, John Wilson, and to a mother, Jane Blue, who was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, to Scottish parents, her father from Argyllshire. Ron’s great-grandmother Mary Ann was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the daughter of Robert Elsey and Mary Baker.
Ron’s maternal grandfather was Kenneth Seymour Robbins (the son of John Newell Robbins and Anne Ayers Francis). Kenneth was born in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts. John was the son of Edward N. Robbins and Emily/Emma Barnes. Anne was born in Orient, Suffolk, New York, the daughter of Frederick Augustus Francis and Jessie Anne Stevens, who were from Pittsfield.
Ron’s maternal grandmother was Edith Luckett, an actress, born Edith Prescott Luckett, also known by her married name, Edith Luckett Davis (the daughter of Charles Edward Luckett and Sarah Frances Whitlock). Ron’s grandmother Edith was born in Washington, D.C. or Virginia. Ron’s maternal step-grandfather was Loyal Edward Davis, a neurosurgeon. Charles was born in Maryland, the son of Thomas Luckett and Sarah Ann Taylor. Ron’s great-grandmother Sarah was born in Petersburg, Virginia, the daughter of Edward F. Whitlock and Martha A.
Sources: Notes on Ron’s Irish ancestry – http://www.wargs.com
Genealogy of Ron Reagan – http://www.geni.com
Genealogies of Ron’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com
Ron’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Ron’s maternal grandfather, Kenneth Seymour Robbins, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Ron’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Edward Luckett and Sarah Frances Whitlock – https://www.familysearch.org