George Herbert Walker Bush

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Preceded by
40th President
Ronald Reagan
George H W Bush
41st President
of the United States
Presidential Seal
1989 - 1993
Succeeded by
42nd President
Bill Clinton

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Biography

George Herbert Walker Bush was the President of the United States from 1989-1993.

He was born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924.

On his 18th birthday he enlisted in the armed forces. He was the youngest aviator in the Navy when he received his wings, he flew 58 combat missions during World War II. On a mission over the Pacific he was shot down by Japanese antiaircraft fire and was rescued from the water by a U.S. submarine. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action.

In January 1945 he married Barbara Pierce. They had six children: George, Pauline Robinson "Robin" (who died as a child), John (known as Jeb), Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy.

He attended Yale University and excelled at studies and sports.

He served two terms as a Representative to Congress from Texas. Then he was appointed to a series of high-level positions: Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U. S. Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was chosen as the Vice President by Ronald Reagan.

In 1988 Bush won the Republican nomination for President. He was elected in 1989 and served until 1993.

Name

Name: GEORGE HERBERT WALKER /BUSH/[1]

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college category, Yale University. He was captain of the Bulldogs baseball team that went to the first two College World Series.


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On 25 Apr 2018 at 12:44 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Missing from Vice President succession box

On 8 Jan 2018 at 13:54 GMT Dale Berry wrote:

James Weir 1762 and President George W. Bush, Revolutionary War Ancestor

Original Press Release, Office of Sen. Lamar Alexander Date: March 2, 2004 WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander today presented President George W. Bush with a hand-carved wooden bust of James Weir, the president's seventh-generation grandfather, who was a soldier in the decisive Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780.

"The Battle of Kings Mountain was the turning point in the Revolutionary War in the South," Alexander said. The gathering of 1,000 volunteers at Sycamore Shoals in Carter County, who then crossed the mountain and surprised and defeated the British at Kings Mountain, is one of the great stories of American history."

On 8 Jan 2018 at 13:52 GMT Dale Berry wrote:

James Weir 1762 and President George W. Bush, Revolutionary War Ancestor

Original Press Release, Office of Sen. Lamar Alexander Date: March 2, 2004 WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander today presented President George W. Bush with a hand-carved wooden bust of James Weir, the president's seventh-generation grandfather, who was a soldier in the decisive Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780.

"The Battle of Kings Mountain was the turning point in the Revolutionary War in the South," Alexander said. The gathering of 1,000 volunteers at Sycamore Shoals in Carter County, who then crossed the mountain and surprised and defeated the British at Kings Mountain, is one of the great stories of American history."

On 8 Jan 2018 at 13:52 GMT Dale Berry wrote:

Alexander's seventh-generation grandfather, John Alexander, also fought in the historic battle. The senator accepted the bust for the president in September during a production of "The Wataugans" by the Overmountain Victory Trail Association.

According to his pension application, James Weir served under Capts. Robert Edmondson and William Lowry in Col. William Campbell's Washington County Virginia Militia in Sept and Oct of 1780. Wear's Valley, Tenn., which borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, carries the namesake of President Bush's ancestry.

Over 1,000 volunteers, including James Weir, gathered on September 25, 1780 for the "Muster of the Overmountain Men," which marked the beginning of the two week campaign that led to the victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain on Octobe

On 4 Jan 2018 at 15:11 GMT Carole Taylor wrote:

Please mark the box for "Confident" we have plenty of sources, thank you.

On 4 Jan 2018 at 15:02 GMT Carole Taylor wrote:

His full name George Herbert Walker Bush Sr. and is listed on the 1930 census as "Walker"

On 14 Sep 2017 at 23:04 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

George Bush has the distinction of being the youngest Naval Aviator of all time. He served his country with honor long before he served as her President, also with honor. He is my cousin.

On 14 Sep 2017 at 22:05 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

On the flight that was shot down he gave his two crewmen a chance to get out first. When he left the plane, his parachute opened too early and he hit his head on the bomber. When he landed he was bleeding, vomiting, and crying. He had just lived from a burning plane crash but his crew mates had not been so lucky despite extreme measures he took to try and save them. Regarding the two men, he has been quoted as saying "God bless those boys."

Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 50-51, Harper Collins Publishing

On 10 Aug 2017 at 11:21 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

The succession Box needs tweaked.

On 27 Jun 2017 at 19:55 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Will someone please add the US Presidents project as a profile manager, it is already on the trusted list?

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