George H.W. Bush

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George H.W. Bush
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President of the United States
Former officeholder
In office
January 20, 1989 - January 20, 1993
PartyRepublican
PredecessorRonald Reagan
Prior offices
Vice president of the United States
1981-1989
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1976-1977
Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China
1974-1975
Education
High schoolPhillips Academy
Bachelor'sYale University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1942-1945
CitationsDistinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (x3), Presidential Unit Citation
Personal
BirthdayJune 12, 1924
Place of birthMilton, Massachusetts
ProfessionPolitician, businessman
ReligionEpiscolpalian
George Herbert Walker Bush (b. on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts) was the 41st President of the United States. He served from 1989 to 1993.

Prior to serving as president, served as vice president in Ronald Reagan's administration, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, chief of the U.S. envoy to China, chair of the Republican National Committee, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and U.S. House representative for the 7th District of Texas. He was also a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.[1]

Biography

Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut, but his father, George H.W. Bush, moved the family to Texas in 1948 working in the oil industry. Bush attended school at the Phillips Academy in Massachusetts where he played baseball, basketball and football. Upon graduation in 1964, he went to Yale University. He joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and accepted an invitation into the Skull and Bones society, a group his father and grandfather were also a part of. Just prior to graduation, Bush joined the Texas Air National Guard serving as a fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserve until he was honorable discharged in 1974. He went on to earn his MBA from the Harvard School of Business.[1]

He moved back to Texas in 1975, where he met and married Laura Welch. He worked on building his oil business until selling it in 1986 to the Harken Energy Corporation. He helped his father get elected to the presidency from Washington, D.C. in 1988 before returning to Texas once again, this time joining a group of investors to purchase Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers. In 1994, he ran and won the seat as the governor of Texas.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bush's academic, professional and political career:[1][2]

  • 1942-1945: Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Navy
  • 1948: Graduated from Yale University
  • 1951: Formed the Bush-Overbey Oil Development Co.
  • 1963: Chair of the Harris County Republican Party
  • 1964: Lost election to the U.S. Senate representing Texas
  • 1967-1971: U.S. representative for Texas' 7th Congressional District
  • 1971-1972: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1973-1974: Chair of the Republican National Committee
  • 1976-1977: Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • 1980: Lost primary election for U.S. presidency to Ronald Reagan
  • 1981-1989: Vice president of the United States under Ronald Reagan
  • 1989-1993: President of the United States
  • 2005: Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund started to provide aid to Hurricane Katrina victims
  • 2009: U.S.S. George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier commissioned
  • 2011: Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom


Elections

1992 presidential election

In 1992, Bush lost the general election to Bill Clinton (D) for the United States Presidency.

U.S. presidential election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Clinton/Al Gore 43.1% 44,909,889 370
     Republican George H.W. Bush/Dan Quayle Incumbent 37.5% 39,104,545 168
     Independent Ross Perot/James Stockdale 19% 19,742,267 0
     Libertarian Andre Marrou/Nancy Lord 0.3% 291,628 0
     Populist James "Bo" Gritz 0.1% 107,002 0
Total Votes 104,155,331 538
Election Results Via: 1992 official election results

Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Lenora Fulani, Howard Phillips, John Hagelin, Ron Daniels, Lyndon LaRouche, James Mac Warren, Drew Bradford, Jack Herer, John Quinn Brisben, Helen Halyard, John Yiamouyiannis, Delbert Ehlers, Earl Dodge, Jim Boren, Eugene Hem, Isabelle Masters, Robert J. Smith and Gloria Estella La Riva.[3]

1988 presidential election

In 1988, Bush defeated in the general election for the United States presidency.

U.S. presidential election, 1988
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge H.W. Bush/Dan Quayle 53.5% 48,886,597 426
     Democratic Michael Dukakis/Lloyd Bentsen 45.8% 41,809,476 111
     Libertarian Ron Paul/Andre Marrou 0.5% 431,750 0
     New Alliance Lenora Fulani/Joyce Dattner 0.2% 217,221 0
Total Votes 91,345,044 537
Election Results Via: 1988 official election results

Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: David Duke, Eugene McCarthy, James Griffen, Lyndon LaRouce, William Marra, Edward Winn, James Warren, Herbert Lewin, Earl Dodge, Larry Holmes, Willa Kenoyer, Delmar Dennis, Jack Herer, Louis Youngkeit and John Martin.[4]

1984 presidential election

In 1984, Bush ran as vice president to Ronald Reagan, who defeated for re-election to the United States presidency.

U.S. presidential election, 1984
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Reagan/George H.W. Bush Incumbent 59% 54,455,472 525
     Democratic Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro 40.7% 37,577,352 13
     Libertarian David Bergland/James Lewis 0.2% 228,111 0
Total Votes 92,260,935 538
Election Results Via: 1992 official election results

Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Lyndon LaRouche Jr., Sonia Johnson, Bob Richards, Dennis Serrette, Gus Hall, Melvin Mason, Larry Holmes, Delmar Dennis, Edward Winn, Earl Dodge, John Anderson, Gerald Baker and Arthur Lowery.[5]

1980 presidential election

In 1980, Bush ran as vice president to Ronald Reagan, who defeated for the United States presidency.

U.S. presidential election, 1980
Party Candidate Vote % Votes Electoral votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Reagan/George H.W. Bush 50.9% 43,903,230 489
     Democratic Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale 41.1% 35,480,115 49
     Independent John Anderson/Patrick Lucey 6.6% 5,719,850 0
     Libertarian Edward Clark/David Koch 1.1% 921,128 0
     Citizens Barry Commoner/LaDonna Harris 0.3% 233,052 0
Total Votes 86,257,375 538
Election Results Via: 1980 official election results

Other candidates that appeared on the ballot received less than 0.1% of the vote. Those candidates included: Gus Hall, John Rarick, Clifton DeBerry, Ellen McCormack, Maureen Smith, Deirdre Griswold, Benjamin Bubar, David McReynolds, Percy Greaves Jr., Andrew Pulley, Richard Congress, Kurt Lynen, Bill Gahres, Frank Shelton, Martin Wendelken and Harley McLain.[6]

Personal

Bush is married to his wife Barbara, with whom he had 6 children, including former President George W. Bush and former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush. His father, Prescott Bush, also served as a senator, representing Connecticut from 1952-1963.[2]

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