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  Bush, George Herbert Walker
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NameGeorge Herbert Walker Bush
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Houston, Texas , United States
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Born June 12, 1924
Died Still Living (90 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedMr. Matt
Sep 20, 2012 11:53am
Tags English - Conservative - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Gay Marriage - Internationalist - Pro Environment - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Married - Christian - Episcopalian - Straight -
InfoGeorge Bush brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them toward making the United States "a kinder and gentler nation." In his Inaugural Address he pledged in "a moment rich with promise" to use American strength as "a force for good."

Coming from a family with a tradition of public service, George Herbert Walker Bush felt the responsibility to make his contribution both in time of war and in peace. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924, he became a student leader at Phillips Academy in Andover. On his 18th birthday he enlisted in the armed forces. The youngest pilot in the Navy when he received his wings, he flew 58 combat missions during World War II. On one mission over the Pacific as a torpedo bomber pilot 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.

Bush next turned his energies toward completing his education and raising a family. In January 1945 he married Barbara Pierce. They had six children-- George, Robin (who died as a child), John (known as Jeb), Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy.

At Yale University he excelled both in sports and in his studies; he was captain of the baseball team and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation Bush embarked on a career in the oil industry of West Texas.

Like his father, Prescott Bush, who was elected a Senator from Connecticut in 1952, George became interested in public service and politics. He served two terms as a Representative to Congress from Texas. Twice he ran unsuccessfully for the Senate. 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.

In 1980 Bush campaigned for the Republican nomination for President. He lost, but was chosen as a running mate by Ronald Reagan. As Vice President, Bush had responsibility in several domestic areas, including Federal deregulation and anti-drug programs, and visited scores of foreign countries. In 1988 Bush won the Republican nomination for President and, with Senator Dan Quayle of Indiana as his running mate, he defeated Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in the general election.

Bush faced a dramatically changing world, as the Cold War ended after 40 bitter years, the Communist empire broke up, and the Berlin Wall fell. The Soviet Union ceased to exist; and reformist President Mikhail Gorbachev, whom Bush had supported, resigned. While Bush hailed the march of democracy, he insisted on restraint in U. S. policy toward the group of new nations.

In other areas of foreign policy, President Bush sent American troops into Panama to overthrow the corrupt regime of General Manuel Noriega, who was threatening the security of the canal and the Americans living there. Noriega was brought to the United States for trial as a drug trafficker.

Bush's greatest test came when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, then threatened to move into Saudi Arabia. Vowing to free Kuwait, Bush rallied the United Nations, the U. S. people, and Congress and sent 425,000 American troops. They were joined by 118,000 troops from allied nations. After weeks of air and missile bombardment, the 100-hour land battle dubbed Desert Storm routed Iraq's million-man army.

Despite unprecedented popularity from this military and diplomatic triumph, Bush was unable to withstand discontent at home from a faltering economy, rising violence in inner cities, and continued high deficit spending. In 1992 he lost his bid for reelection to Democrat William Clinton.

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Ex-CIA Director

Vice President of the United States, 1981-1989

President of the United States, 1989-1993


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/13/2007-06/24/2007 Rasmussen Reports 57.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
01/08/1993-01/11/1993 Gallup 56.00% ( 7.0) 37.00% ( 10.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
12/18/1992-12/20/1992 Gallup 49.00% ( 6.0) 47.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 7.0)
11/20/1992-11/22/1992 Gallup 43.00% ( 9.0) 46.00% ( 12.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
10/01/1992-10/03/1992 Gallup 34.00% ( 5.0) 58.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
08/31/1992-09/02/1992 Gallup 39.00% ( 7.0) 54.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
07/24/1992-07/26/1992 Gallup 32.00% ( 5.0) 59.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
06/04/1992-06/08/1992 Gallup 37.00% ( 5.0) 57.00% ( 6.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
05/07/1992-05/10/1992 Gallup 42.00% ( 3.0) 51.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
04/09/1992-04/12/1992 Gallup 39.00% ( 2.0) 54.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/08/2011-09/11/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 53.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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All The Best, George Bush: My Life and Other Writings  Purchase RP 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 24, 2013 07:00pm News Bush 41 Shaves Head in Solidarity With 2-Year-Old Leukemia Patient  Article ScottĀ³ 
Feb 08, 2013 08:25am News Report: Bush family emails hacked  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 14, 2012 07:00pm News George H.W. Bush: 'Who the hell is Grover Norquist anyway?'   Article The Sunset Provision 
Jan 11, 2011 04:00pm Perspective Bush's [Inauguration Day] Letter to Clinton Revealed  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Sep 08, 2009 09:00am News When Bush spoke to students, Democrats investigated, held hearings  Article ScottĀ³ 
Sep 18, 2007 02:30pm News Elder Bush backs McCain war push  Article The Sunset Provision 

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FAMILY
Wife Barbara Pierce Bush 00, 1945-
Son George W. Bush 1946-
Granddaughter Jenna Welch Bush Hager 1981-
Granddaughter Barbara Pierce Bush 1981-
Daughter Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush 1949-1953
Son Jeb Bush 1953-
Grandson George P. Bush 1976-
Grandson Jeb Bush, Jr. 1983-
Son Neil Mallon Bush 1955-
Son Marvin Pierce Bush 1956-
Daughter Dorothy "Doro" Bush Koch 1959-
Father Prescott Sheldon Bush 1895-1972
Mother Dorothy Walker Bush 1901-1992
Grandfather George H. "Bert" Walker 1875-1953
Uncle John Mercer Walker, Sr. 0000-
1st Cousin John Mercer Walker, Jr. 1940-
Uncle Louis Walker 0000-
1st Cousin Dorothy Walker Stapleton 0000-
Uncle George Herbert Walker, Jr. 1905-1977
1st Cousin George Herbert "Bert" Walker, III 1931-

INFORMATION LINKS
1996 Republican National Convention Speech - George H. W. Bush  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Address at West Point (January 5, 1993)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Address Before a Joint Session of Congress (February 9, 1989)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Address Before a Joint Session of Congress (September 11, 1990)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Address Before a Joint Session of Congress on the End of the Gulf War (March 6, 1991)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Address on Somalia (December 4, 1992)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Address to the Nation on Panama (December 20, 1989)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Address to the Nation on the Budget (October 2, 1990)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Address to the Nation on the Invasion of Iraq (January 16, 1991)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Address to the United Nations (October 1, 1990)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Commencement Address at Texas A&M University (May 12, 1989)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Remarks at Texas A&M University (December 15, 1992)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - Remarks on the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26, 1990)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - State of the Union Address (Jan 28, 1992)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - State of the Union Address (January 29, 1991)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush - State of the Union Address (January 31, 1990)  Discuss
George H. W. Bush Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech 1988  Discuss
George H. W. Bush Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech 1992  Discuss
President George H. W. Bush Inaugural Address January 20, 1989  Discuss
RACES
  12/14/1992 US President Lost 31.23% (-37.55%)
  11/03/1992 US President National Vote Lost 37.46% (-5.56%)
  09/10/1992 CT US President - ACP Nomination Lost 6.99% (-39.78%)
  08/29/1992 NY US President - RTL Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/20/1992 US President - R Convention Won 99.05% (+98.24%)
  07/01/1992 US President - R Primaries Won 72.84% (+49.88%)
  12/19/1988 US President Won 79.18% (+58.55%)
  11/08/1988 US President National Vote Won 53.37% (+7.73%)
  11/07/1988 Dixville Notch NH US President Won 89.47% (+81.58%)
  08/18/1988 US President - R Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/01/1988 US President - R Primaries Won 67.91% (+48.72%)
  09/12/1987 Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll Lost 22.48% (-11.16%)
  11/06/1984 US Vice President Won 97.58% (+95.17%)
  08/23/1984 US Vice President - R Convention Won 99.82% (+99.73%)
  02/28/1984 NH US Vice President - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/28/1984 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 6.63% (-58.80%)
  11/04/1980 US Vice President Won 90.89% (+81.78%)
  07/17/1980 US Vice President - R Convention Won 93.33% (+90.58%)
  07/17/1980 US President - R Convention Lost 0.65% (-96.78%)
  06/03/1980 US President - R Primaries Lost 23.81% (-35.98%)
  08/19/1976 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.04% (-84.99%)
  01/30/1976 CIA Director Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/26/1974 US Ambassador to China Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/19/1973 RNC Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/01/1971 US Ambassador to the United Nations Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1970 TX US Senate Lost 46.41% (-7.09%)
  05/02/1970 TX US Senate - R Primary Won 87.64% (+75.28%)
  11/05/1968 TX District 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1966 TX District 07 Won 57.06% (+14.65%)
  11/03/1964 TX US Senate Lost 43.56% (-12.66%)
  06/06/1964 TX US Senate - R Runoff Won 62.12% (+24.25%)
  05/02/1964 TX US Senate - R Primary Won 44.08% (+12.19%)
ENDORSEMENTS
AZ District 09 - R Primary - Aug 28, 2012 R Vernon B. Parker
US President - R Primary - Jan 03, 2012 R Mitt Romney
WY Governor - R Primary - Aug 17, 2010 R Colin M. Simpson
TX Governor - R Primary - Mar 02, 2010 R Kay Bailey Hutchison
ME District 01 - R Primary - Jun 10, 2008 R Charles E. "Charlie" Summers
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R John McCain
SC Lt. Governor- R Primary Runoff - Jun 27, 2006 R R. Michael "Mike" Campbell, II
SC Lt. Governor - R Primary - Jun 13, 2006 R R. Michael "Mike" Campbell, II
UT Governor - R Primary - Jun 22, 2004 R Jon Huntsman
PA - District 17 - R Primary - Apr 27, 2004 R Scott G. Paterno
VA US Senate - R Primary - Jun 11, 1996 R John Warner
TX District 14 - R Runoff - Apr 09, 1996 R Greg Laughlin
TX District 14 - R Primary - Mar 12, 1996 R Greg Laughlin
LA Governor - Run-off - Nov 16, 1991 D Edwin W. Edwards
AS Delegate to US House - Nov 06, 1990 I Ace A. Tago