H. W. BUSH
George Herbert Walker Bush was born June 12, 1924, at the
family Victorian Home in
. His father was Prescott S. Bush (1895-1972), businessman, senator. His mother
was Dorothy Walker Bush (1901-1992). He was the second of five children. George
had three brothers and a sister-Prescott Bush, Nancy Ellis, Jonathan Bush and
William “Buck” Bush.
Navy lieutenant George Bush married Barbara Pierce when he
was 20 and she was 19 years of age, on January 6, 1945, at the first
Presbyterian Church in
. They had four sons and a daughter-George W. Bush (1946- ), businessman,
politician; John E. “Jeb” Bush (1953- ) banker, real state developer,
politician; Neil M. Bush (1955- ) oilman; Marvin P. Bush (1956- ), investment
consultant and Dorothy W. “Doro” Bush (1959- ) businesswoman.
Bush attended the
, where he was very active in sports. At age 13 he enrolled at
where he graduated in the class of 1942. He joined the military and after the
war he entered Yale’s accelerated two-and-half-year program where he majored
in economics with a minor in sociology. He graduated with Honors in 1948.
On June 12, 1942, his 18th birthday, Bush
enlisted in the Navy as a seaman second class. He served until September 1945,
rising to lieutenant (junior grade). He became the youngest pilot then in the
Navy. He flew 58 combat missions. He was one of just four pilots in his original
14-pilot squadron to survive the war.
Upon his graduation from Yale in 1948, he moved to
with his wife and young son. He started working in the oil business where he
was able to form his own company. In 1967 he started his political career-U.S.
Representative (1967-1971), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1971-1973),
Chairman of the Republican National Committee (193-1974), Chief U.S. Liaison in
(1974-1975), Director of Central Intelligence Agency (1976-1977) and Vice
As the Republicans gathered in
in August 1988, Bush Presidential Nomination was assured. He won the party’s
nomination and later was elected U.S. President in November 8, 1988 having as
his vice president Dan Quayle (1947- ) who served 1989 to 1993.
George bush retired with his wife Barbara, to their home in
the exclusive neighborhood of Tanglewood
. They spend their summers at Walkers Point in
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