A 1940 graduate from Harvard, Regan entered the Marine Corps and served in Iceland as well as in the South Pacific during World War II, from Guadalcanal to Okinawa. In 1946 Regan joined the Wall Street firm Merrill Lynch, where he would spend thirty-five years, becoming Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Office in 1971. In 1981, at President Ronald Reagan's request, he joined the new administration as Secretary of the Treasury. Following Reagan's reelection, Regan moved next door on Pennsylvania Avenue and was appointed Chief of Staff to the President in 1985, a post which he held during a sometimes tumultuous two years.
Donald Regan was a contrarian, both on Wall Street and in Washington. He offers a personal perspective on both worlds. Please join us to welcome this accomplished and distinguished guest to our community.
Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. Mr. Regan speaks at 12:15 p.m.