1984 State of the Union Address

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Reagan delivers the 1984 State of the Union

The 1984 State of the Union address was given by President Ronald Reagan to a joint session of the 98th United States Congress on January 25, 1984. The speech was the third State of the Union address of President Reagan's first term.

The speech lasted 43 minutes and 2 seconds[1] and contained 4931 words.[2] The address was broadcast live on radio and television.

The Democratic Party response was delivered by Senator Joe Biden (DE), Sen. David Boren (OK), Senator Carl M. Levin (MI), Senator Max S. Baucus (MT), Senator Robert Byrd (WV), Senator Claiborne Pell (RI), Senator Walter Huddleston (KY), Rep. Dante B. Fascell (FL), Rep. Tom Harkin (IA), Rep. William Gray (PA), House Speaker Thomas O’Neill (MA), and Rep. Barbara Boxer (CA).[3]

Samuel Pierce, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, served as the designated survivor.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Length of State of the Union Addresses in Minutes". Presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Length of State of the Union Addresses". Presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  3. ^ "List of Opposition Responses to State of the Union Addresses". Presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Cabinet Members Who Did Not Attend the State of the Union Address". Presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 

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Preceded by
1983 State of the Union Address
State of the Union addresses
1984
Succeeded by
1985 State of the Union Address