1982 State of the Union Address

The 1982 State of the Union Address was given by the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, on Tuesday, January 26, 1982, at 9 p.m. EST, in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives to the 97th United States Congress. It was Reagan's first State of the Union Address and his second speech to a joint session of the United States Congress. Presiding over this joint session was the House Speaker, Tip O'Neill, accompanied by George H. W. Bush, the Vice President of the United States.

1982 State of the Union Address
Full video of the speech as published by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
DateJanuary 26, 1982 (1982-01-26)
Time9:00 p.m. EST
Duration40 minutes
VenueHouse Chamber, United States Capitol
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′23″N 77°00′32″W / 38.88972°N 77.00889°W / 38.88972; -77.00889Coordinates: 38°53′23″N 77°00′32″W / 38.88972°N 77.00889°W / 38.88972; -77.00889
TypeState of the Union Address
ParticipantsRonald Reagan

The speech lasted 40 minutes and 14 seconds[1] and contained 5154 words.[2] The address was broadcast live on radio and television.

The speech was the first to acknowledge a special guest, Lenny Skutnik. Taking the place of Supreme Court Justice Byron White was retired Justice Potter Stewart.

The Democratic Party response was delivered by Senator Donald Riegle (MI), Senator James Sasser (TN), Rep. Albert Gore Jr. (TN), Senator Robert Byrd (WV), Senator Edward Kennedy (MA), House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill III (MA), Senator Gary Hart (CO), Senator Paul Sarbanes (MD), Senator J. Bennett Johnston (LA), and Senator Alan Cranston (CA).[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  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.

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Preceded by
1981 State of the Union Address
State of the Union addresses
1982
Succeeded by
1983 State of the Union Address