Lawton, Helen

Helen Lawton was born in Dixon, Illinois in 1916, five years after the birth of Ronald Reagan. Her father owned the Kennedy Music Store in downtown Dixon, in which she worked for a few years selling sheet music. She discusses her time in the high school graduating class of 1934 as well as her time attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Helen also describes her experience attending Ronald Reagan's 1981 Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C.​