Person:Prescott Bush (1)

     
Prescott Sheldon Bush
m. 20 JUN 1894
  1. Prescott Sheldon Bush1895 - 1972
m. 6 AUG 1921
  1. President George Herbert Walker Bush1924 - 2018
  2. Jonathan Bush1931 -
Facts and Events
Name Prescott Sheldon Bush
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 May 1895 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
Marriage 6 AUG 1921 to Dorothy Wear Walker
Death? 8 Oct 1972 New York City, New York, United States
Reference Number? Q324742?


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Prescott Sheldon Bush (May 15, 1895 – October 8, 1972) was an American banker as a Wall Street executive investment banker, he represented Connecticut in the from 1952 of the Bush family, he was the father of President , who was also the Vice President prior to his presidency, and the paternal grandfather of President and Governor

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Bush graduated from Yale College and served as an artillery officer during World War I. After the war, he worked for several companies, becoming a minor partner of the A. Harriman & Co. investment bank in 1931. He also served as high-ranking official with the United States Golf Association. Bush settled in Connecticut in 1925.

Bush won election to the Senate in a 1952 special election, narrowly defeating Democratic nominee Abraham Ribicoff. In the Senate, Bush staunchly supported President Dwight D. Eisenhower and helped enact legislation to create the Interstate Highway System. Bush won re-election in 1956 but declined to seek re-election in 1962, retiring from the Senate the following year.

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References
  1. Prescott Bush, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.