1984 State of the Union Address
Full video of the speech as published by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
DateJanuary 25, 1984 (1984-01-25)
Time9:00 p.m. EST
Duration43 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 1984 State of the Union Address was given by the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, on January 25, 1984, at 9:00 p.m. EST, in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives to the 98th United States Congress. It was Reagan's third State of the Union Address and his fourth 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.

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]

See also

References

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