George HW Bush | 41st US PRESIDENT
US President: (1989-1993)
US Vice President: Dan Quayle
Political Party: Republican
Birth: June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts
Education: Yale University
41st President of the United States (1989 – 1993)
43rd Vice President of the United States (1981 – 1989)
Director of Central Intelligence (1976 – 1977)
Chair of the Republican National Committee (1973 – 1974)
United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1971 – 1973)
U.S. House of Representatives from Texas’s 7th district (1967 – 1971)
First Ladies: Barbara Bush Pierce (m. 1945 – present)
Children: George W. Bush, Robin Bush, Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin P. Bush, Dorothy Bush Koch
Pictures of Barbara Bush from the Library of Congress
Son – Jeb Bush
Grandfather – Prescott Bush
Facts about George Bush
George H.W. Bush has been an active humanitarian since leaving office. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Bush and former president Bill Clinton formed the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund to help victims in Louisiana.
While vice president for Ronald Reagan, Bush acted as president for eight hours while President Reagan was in surgery after being shot.
- In 1943, Bush was the youngest pilot in the Navy at the time.
- During World War II, he flew 58 combat missions for the Navy.
- He was awarded three Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service.
- In college, he was captain of the Yale University baseball team and played in the first two College World Series.
- He is the second president to be the father of another U.S. president. (John Adams was the first.)
After graduation from Yale University he moved to Texas and founded his own oil company and became a millionaire by the age of 40. His oldest daughter, Pauline, died of leukemia in October of 1953 when she was just 4 years old.
Bush ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1964. Then, after holding other lesser offices over the years, he lost the Republican partys bid for the Presidency in 1980.
George Bush Childhood
George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts. The son of Senator Prescott Bush, he was born into a wealthy and politically active family. Bush attended Phillips Academy, an elite boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts. He began dating his future wife, known as Barbara Pierce at the time, after they were introduced at a Christmas dance in 1941. Bush was 17 years old at the time, and Barbara was just 16. (They married in January 1945.)
On his 18th birthday, Bush enlisted in the U.S. Navy, becoming the youngest pilot in the Navy during World War II. He served as a combat pilot in the war, flying carrier-based torpedo bomber aircraft and a total of 58 combat missions. He had a brush with death when his plane was hit during a bombing run in the Pacific. After managing to escape the burning aircraft, he was quickly rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine. Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his WWII service.
After the war, Bush attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in economics in 1948. He later moved to Midland, Texas, where he found success in the oil and petroleum industry.”