Ronald Reagan Graduates from Eureka College

"Dutch," as the boy was called, was president of Dixon High School's student council.

He worked his way through small Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, where he was student senate president, and graduated in 1932 with a degree in economics and sociology.

I have one little story I just want to tell before I go. [Laughter] I'm having a hard time getting away from here. For my graduation speech, we had decided in Washington that I should make a speech on the world situation and our plans for attempting disarmament, reduction of nuclear weapons and so forth. And they were talking about what would be a proper forum in which to make this speech before I go to Europe at the end of this month to meet with our allies and all. And, I said, "I have the perfect forum: I am making a speech in Illinois." And I reminded them of Winnie Churchill making a speech at a little college in Missouri some years ago in which he coined the term "Iron Curtain."