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Don Regan
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11th White House Chief of Staff
In office
February 4, 1985 – February 27, 1987
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by James Baker
Succeeded by Howard Baker
66th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
January 22, 1981 – February 1, 1985
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by G. William Miller
Succeeded by James Baker
Chairman & CEO of Merill Lynch
In office
Personal details
Donald Thomas Regan

(1918-12-21)December 21, 1918
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died June 10, 2003(2003-06-10) (aged 84)
Williamsburg, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann George Buchanan (m. 1942 - 2003, his death)
Children Donna Regan Lefeve
Donald Thomas Regan, Jr.
Richard William Regan
Diane Regan Doniger
Alma mater Harvard College (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (dropped out)
Profession Businessman
Military service
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/wars World War II

Donald Thomas "Don" Regan (December 21, 1918 – June 10, 2003) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party.

Early life

Regan was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He studied at Harvard College and at Harvard Law School. Regan married Ann Buchanan in 1942.

Reagan administration

He was the 66th United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1981 to 1985 under the Ronald Reagan administration. He then served as Chief of Staff from 1985 to 1987 under Reagan as well.

In 1987, Regan resigned due to personal angers against First Lady Nancy Reagan and Ronald Reagan's cabinet.

Personal life

Regan then quickly retired in his Virginia home. He painted many paintings and was paid to have some of them displayed at museums. Regan had four children with his wife Ann.


Regan died of cancer in a hospital near his home in Williamsburg, Virginia, aged 84. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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