George H. W. Bush
|George H. W. Bush|
|41st President of the United States|
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
|Vice President||Dan Quayle|
|Preceded by||Ronald Reagan|
|Succeeded by||Bill Clinton|
|43rd Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
|Preceded by||Walter Mondale|
|Succeeded by||Dan Quayle|
|Director of Central Intelligence|
January 30, 1976 – January 20, 1977
|Preceded by||William Colby|
|Succeeded by||Stansfield Turner|
|Chief of the Liaison Office to the People's Republic of China|
September 26, 1974 – December 7, 1975
|Preceded by||David Bruce|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Gates|
|Chairperson of the Republican National Committee|
January 19, 1973 – September 16, 1974
|Preceded by||Bob Dole|
|Succeeded by||Mary Smith|
|United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
March 1, 1971 – January 18, 1973
|Preceded by||Charles Yost|
|Succeeded by||John Scali|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 7th district
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
|Preceded by||John Dowdy|
|Succeeded by||William Archer|
|Born||George Herbert Walker Bush
June 12, 1924
Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Barbara Pierce (1945–present)|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1942–1945|
|Rank||Lieutenant (junior grade)|
|Unit||Fast Carrier Task Force|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (3)
Presidential Unit Citation
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who was the 41st President of the United States between 1989 and 1993. He was born in Milton, Massachusetts. He is the son of Republican Senator Prescott Bush. He is an Episcopalian.
Early Life [change]
Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. His father was politician Prescott Bush. He studied at Yale University. Bush served in the United States Navy during 1942 until 1945. He won 3 Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was married to Barbara Pierce since 1945. They had six children.
He worked for Zapata Oil in Texas and was a politician in Texas, running for the Senate in 1964 but losing to Ralph Yarborough and later again in 1970 though losing again to Lloyd Bentsen. He later served as a House Representative. He also was Republican Party Chairman and attempted the vice presidency after Nixon resigned and Ford took office but lost to Nelson Rockefeller in 1974.
When Saddam Hussein (the dictator of Iraq) invaded its enemy Kuwait in order to steal their supplies of oil, George H.W. Bush lead the United States and many other countries to protect Kuwait. The conflict was called the Gulf War. He also invaded Panama to remove its dictator Manuel Noreiga who was guilty of drug trafficking.
At home, George H. W. Bush also signed in important laws such as The Americans With Disabilities Act. However, the country suffered from a recession. Before he became President, Bush had promised that he would not raise taxes (he said "Read my lips: no new taxes!") but after the recession caused the debt to grow, he broke his promise and agreed to raise taxes. This was embarrassing and many people believe this was why he lost the presidential election of 1992 to Bill Clinton.
Personal life [change]
Bush now lives in a ranch in Houston, Texas with his family. After his presidency, he supported John McCain and his son George W. Bush. He recently supported Mitt Romney and Rick Perry for president. He attended the opening of the USS George H.W. Bush, a naval ship named after him. He had traveled with his son to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
Other names [change]
Since Bush has the same first and last names as his son, he is often called George H. W. Bush or George Bush Sr. (George Bush senior). Some people call him "41" or "Bush 41", because he was the 41st President.
On November 23, 2012, he had a bronchitis-like cough that initially brought him to Methodist Hospital in Houston for treatment. He was supposed to be released before Christmas, but was kept in and over the holiday because he got worse with a high fever. He has been in the Intensive-care unit since December 23. On December 29, 2012 he his health became better and moved out of intensive care.
As of January 19, 2013, he still has health concerns.
- Green, Robert George Bush: Business Executive and US President Ferguson Publishing Company 2000 page 101
- Wead, Doug The Raising of a President: The Mothers and Fathers of Our Nation's Leaders Atria Books New York New York page 262
- Berkeley Center
- George Bush's White House biography
- Turner, John Frayn Fight for the Air: Air Battles of World War II Airlife Publishing Ltd 2000 page 199
- Parmet, Herbert S. Geoge Bush: The Life of a Lone Star Yankee Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, New Jersey 2001 pages 184-207
- Genovese, Michael A. Encyclopedia of the American Presidency Revised Edition Infobase Publishing 2010 New York page 61
- Popadiuk, Roman The Leadership of George Bush: An Insider's View of the Forty-First President Texas AM University Press 2009 page 190
- edited by William F. Levantrosser, Rosanna Perotti A Noble Calling: Character and the George HW Bush Presidency Hofstra University page 318
- "Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care". Yahoo News. http://news.yahoo.com/spokesman-george-h-w-bush-intensive-care-233918880.html. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Former President Bush moved out of intensive care". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/29/president-george-hw-bush-intensive-care/1798103/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=206567. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "George H.W. Bush’s health still a concern; he’ll miss Obama inauguration". Chron. 2013-1-19. http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2013/01/george-h-w-bushs-health-still-a-concern-hell-miss-obama-inauguration/. Retrieved 2013-1-20.
Other websites [change]
- Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- White House biography
- Works by George Bush at Project Gutenberg Note: Contains only Bush's 1990 State of the Union address
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Appearances on Charlie Rose programs
- Appearances at the Internet Movie Database
- Collected news and commentary at The New York Times
- Collected news and commentary at The Wall Street Journal
- Collected news and commentary at The Guardian
- Works by or about George H. W. Bush in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Essays on Bush and His Administration
- The President Who Treated Me Like A Son, brief memoir by his personal aide
- Photographs of President George H. W. Bush shaking hands with Philip G. Hoffman at a University of Houston commencement ceremony.
- George Bush at C-SPAN's American Presidents: Life Portraits
- Bush, George H. W. and Jim McGrath. George H. W. Bush Oral History (Directory entry), Houston Oral History Project, July 2009. Houston Public Library Digital Archives.
- The Presidents: George H.W. Bush An American Experience Documentary