Born on this Day in 1941.
Maureen Elizabeth Reagan was the oldest child of Ronald Reagan and his first wife, actress Jane Wyman.
Reagan worked as a political activist, talk show host and health care advocate. When her father announced his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s Disease, she joined the Alzheimer’s Association where she did advocacy work with actor David Hyde Pierce (Niles on TV’s Frasier).
During her father’s presidency she was a member of the California World Trade Commission, chair of the United States delegation to the United Nation’s Decade for Women Conference in Kenya, co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and chair of the Republican Women’s Political Action League.
Maureen Reagan died from melanoma on August 8, 2001. She was 60.