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Ronald Reagan visits Lexington, 1955

Posted on March 9, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Screen and TV star Ronald Reagan met some of the employees  at the Lexington Lamp Works,  201 Rosemont Garden, during a tour of the plant  on Friday night, March 25, 1955. Here Reagan chats in the lunchroom of the  Lexington Lamp Works with Gretchen Boone (left), final inspector of  headlamps, and Bettye Watts, a tapper. A.D. Dixon was the plant manager at  the time. Reagan was the program supervisor of the General Electric Theater television series and came to Lexington  to visit two GE plants. He had breakfast that Friday morning at the Campbell  House with executives of the General Electric Co. and the Lexington  Herald-Leader. Photo published on Sunday  March 27, 1955. Photo by  E. Martin Jessee | Staff

Screen and TV star Ronald Reagan met some employees at Lexington Lamp Works, 201 Rosemont Garden, during a tour of the plant on March 25, 1955. Here he chatted in the lunchroom with Gretchen Boone, left, the final inspector of headlamps, and Bettye Watts, a tapper. A.D. Dixon was the plant manager at the time. Reagan was the program supervisor of the General Electric Theater television series and came to Lexington to visit two GE plants. He had breakfast that morning at the Campbell House with executives of GE and the Lexington Herald-Leader. Photo published on March 27, 1955. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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