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George H.W. Bush


Nationality: American
Profession: Politician, Busienessperson, Military Personal
From: June 12, 1924 To November 30, 2018
Age: 94 Years

About George H.W. Bush



George H.W. Bush, in full George Herbert Walker Bush who was the vice president of the United States (1981–89) and the 41st president of the United States (1989–93) was born on June 12th, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. He was born into a wealthy and politically active family. He was the son of Prescott Sheldon Bush who was an investment banker and U.S. senator from Connecticut, and Dorothy Walker Bush who was scion of a prominent St. Louis, Missouri, family. In 1941, Bush was introduced to Barbara Pierce at a Christmas dance and began to dating her. At that time Bush was 17 years old and Barbara was just 16. They married in January 1945. The couple had 6 sons named George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Pauline Robinson Bush, Neil Bush, Dorothy Bush Koch and Marvin Bush.

Bush grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and attended Phillips Academy, an elite boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts. After graduating from Phillips Academy he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve.

On his 18th birthday, Bush enlisted in the U.S. Navy, becoming the youngest pilot in the Navy during World War II. He served from 1942 to 1944 as a torpedo bomber pilot on aircraft carriers in the Pacific during World War II. He served as a combat pilot in the war and flies a total of 58 combat missions. He was shot down by Japanese in 1944 and he was quickly rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine. Due to his great work in WWII he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

After the war following his family tradition he goes to Yale University from where he graduated with a degree in economics in 1948.  After that he moved with his family to Midland, Texas, where he found success in the oil and petroleum industry.

In 1959 he became active in the Republican Party in Houston and in 1963 he became chairman of the Harris County Republican Party and run an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate to Democrat Ralph Yarborough. After that he was appointed to several important positions and than in 1979 he announced his candidacy for president but he lost to his opponent Ronald Reagan. And then he served as a vice president of the United States from 1981 to 1989.  In 1989 he the election and finally reached the top seat of white house becoming the first sitting vice president to be elected president.

Bush passed away on November 30, 2018 in Houston, Texas at the age of 93 years and 166 days. He was the longest living president in American history.

 

He was the vice president and the 41st president of the United States. 

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