Person:George Bush (2)

President George Herbert Walker Bush
d.30 Nov 2018
m. 6 Aug 1921
  1. President George Herbert Walker Bush1924 - 2018
  2. Jonathan Bush1931 -
m. 6 Jan 1945
  1. President George Walker Bush1946 -
  2. Robin Bush1949 - 1953
  3. John Ellis Bush1953 -
  4. Neil Mellon Pierce Bush1955 -
  5. Marvin Pierce Bush1956 -
  6. Dorothy Walker Bush1959 -
Facts and Events
Name[3] President George Herbert Walker Bush
Gender Male
Birth[2] 12 Jun 1924 Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Census[1] 1930 Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 6 Jan 1945 Rye, Westchester, New York, USAto First Lady Barbara Pierce
Death[3] 30 Nov 2018
Funeral[4] 5 Dec 2018 Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesWashington National Cathedral
Funeral[4] 6 Dec 2018 Houston, Harris, Texas, United StatesSt. Martin’s Episcopal Church
Burial[4] 6 Dec 2018 College Station, Brazos, Texas, United StatesGeorge H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Reference Number? Q23505?

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George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd vice president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, he held posts that included those of congressman, ambassador, and CIA director. Until his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was usually known simply as George Bush.

Bush postponed his university studies after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday, and became one of its youngest aviators. He served until September 1945, and then attended Yale University, graduating in 1948. He moved his family to West Texas where he entered the oil business and became a millionaire by the age of 40 in 1964. After founding his own oil company, Bush was defeated in his first run for the United States Senate in 1964, but won election to the House of Representatives from in 1966. He was reelected in 1968 but was defeated for election to the Senate in 1970. In 1971, President Richard Nixon appointed Bush as Ambassador to the United Nations, and he became Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1973. The following year, President Gerald Ford appointed him Chief of the Liaison Office in China and later made him the director of Central Intelligence. Bush ran for president in 1980, was defeated in the Republican primary by Ronald Reagan, and then as Reagan's running mate Bush became vice-president after the ticket's election. During his eight-year tenure as vice president, Bush headed task forces on deregulation and the war on drugs.

Bush in 1988 defeated Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis, becoming the first incumbent vice president to be elected president in 152 years. Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency; military operations were conducted in Panama and the Persian Gulf, the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later. Bush also signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created a trade bloc consisting of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Domestically, Bush reneged on and signed a bill to increase taxes. He lost the 1992 presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton following an economic recession and the decreased importance of foreign policy in a post–Cold War political climate.

After leaving office in 1993, Bush was active in humanitarian activities, often alongside Clinton, his former opponent. With George W. Bush's victory in the 2000 presidential election, Bush and his son became the second father–son pair to serve as President, following John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

  1. Walker Bush, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    Greenwich, ED 134, roll 257, page , image 741.0.
  2. George H.W. Bush, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 McGrath, Jim (@jgm41), in Twitter
    30 Nov. 2018, 8:48 PM.

    “Statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush on the passing of the 41st President of the United States of America this evening at 10:10pm CT at the age of 94.” Tweet with image ( : accessed 6 Dec. 2018).

    Text of statement:
    “The Honorable George H. W. Bush
    “June 12, 1924–November 30, 2018

    “George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline Robinson ‘Robin’ Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or ‘Bucky’ Bush.

    “Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as is practical.”

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 “News Release: State Funeral for George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.” (Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, NCR Media Operations Center)
    1 Dec. 2018.

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