George H. W. Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician, diplomat and businessman. He served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Bush served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He ran for president in 1980, but was defeated in the Republican presidential primaries by Ronald Reagan. He became the first incumbent vice president to be elected president since Martin Van Buren in 1836.
About George H. W. Bush in brief
George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician, diplomat and businessman. He served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts on June 12, 1924. He was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut and attended Phillips Academy. Bush served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he moved to West Texas, where he established a successful oil company. He ran for president in 1980, but was defeated in the Republican presidential primaries by Ronald Reagan. In the 1988 presidential election, Bush defeated Democrat Michael Dukakis, becoming the first incumbent vice president to be elected president since Martin Van Buren in 1836. Bush lost the 1992 presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton following an economic recession and the decreased emphasis of foreign policy in a post–Cold War political climate. After leaving office in 1993, Bush was active in humanitarian activities, often working alongside Clinton, his former opponent. With the victory of his son, George W. Bush, in the 2000 presidential elections, the two became the second father–son pair to serve as the nation’s president, following John Adams and John Quincy Adams. After a long battle with vascular Parkinson’s disease, Bush died at his home on November 30, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and two sons, Jeb and George W., as well as a daughter, Columba. The Bush family moved to Greenwich in 1925, and Prescott took a position with W.
A. Harriman & Co. in 1925. George Herbert Walker, Jr. was named after his maternal grandfather, who was known as \”Pop\”, and young Bush was called \”Poppy\” as a tribute to his namesake. He attended Greenwich Country Day School from 1929 to 1937 and Phillips Academy, an elite private academy in Massachusetts, from 1937 to 1942. On his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the Navy as an ensign in the Naval Air Reserve. After an unsuccessful run for the US Senate, he won election to the 7th congressional district of Texas in 1966. In 1974, President Gerald Ford appointed him as the Chief of the Liaison Office to the People’s Republic of China, and in 1976 Bush became the Director of Central Intelligence. Bush presided over the invasion of Panama and the Gulf War, ending the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait in the latter conflict. Though the agreement was not ratified until after he left office, Bush negotiated and signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, which created a trade bloc consisting of the U States, Canada, and Mexico. He also signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and appointed David Souter and Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. In 1996, he became the chairman of the Republican National Committee, and served as ambassador to the United Nations. In 1998, he was elected to the House of Representatives. In 2000, he served as vice president for a second time, this time as the 43rd vice president. He died in office on December 30, 2002.