George Bush
41st President of the United States

(1989 - 1993)
Vice President: Dan Quayle
 

Following World War II, Mr. Bush entered Yale University, where he pursued a degree in economics and served as captain of the varsity baseball team. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1948.

Throughout the years in public life, Mrs. Bush volunteered in and supported hundreds of charity and humanitarian causes.

Mrs. Bush reads a book to children at the U. S. Kids Child Care Center in Washington, D.C.January, 1992.

President: George Bush

Wife: Barbara Pierce (1925- ), on January 6, 1945

Kids: George Walker Bush (1946- ); Robin Bush (1949-53); John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (1953- ); Neil Bush (1955- ); Marvin Bush (1956- ); Dorothy Bush (1959- )

Pets: Millie, a Springer spaniel; Ranger, one of Millie's pups

Bio: George Herbert Walker Bush, (1924- ), was the 41st President Of The United States. He was born to a wealthy investment banker in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924. George grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he attended the Country Day School. He later attended Phillips Academy, in Andover, Mass. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and for a time was the navy's youngest pilot. During one of his 58 missions, he was shot down and rescued by a submarine.

In 1945, Bush married Barbara Pierce of Rye, New York. They had six children, one of which died of leukemia as a toddler.

In 1948, Bush graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with a B.A. in economics. Then, the Bushes moved to Texas where he began a highly successful career in the oil industry. In 1966 he ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and won. The first Republican to represent Houston, he was reelected in 1968. At the end of 1975, Ford was appointed director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Bush campaigned for the 1980 Republican nomination, but lost to Reagan. Reagan then asked Bush to accept the vice presidency, and Bush eagerly accepted. Reagan and Bush were sworn in on Jan. 20, 1981.

Bush entered the 1988 presidential race calling for a "kinder, gentler nation." His other mantra was "Read my lips. No new taxes," which would haunt him after raising taxes 2 years later. His choice for vice president was controversial but did not stop him from winning the election. Inaugurated as president on Jan. 20, 1989, the Bushes greeted tourists on his first full day as president.

However, Bush regained the confidence of the public during the Iraqi war in which the US ousted Saddham Hussein from Kuwait. Even so, Bush lost to Bill Clinton in the 1992 elections and retired to Texas.
 

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