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George H.W. Bush
Nationality: American Profession: Politician, Busienessperson, Military Personal From: June 12, 1924 To November 30, 2018 94 Years
AboutGeorge H.W. Bush
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.
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
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.