41. George H. W. Bush

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“Poppy”

  • Full Name: George Herbert Walker Bush
  • Years in Office: 1989–1993
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nickname: “Poppy”
  • Age at Inauguration: 64
  • Vice President: Danforth Quayle
  • Birth: June 12, 1924 in East Milton, Massachusetts
  • Death: Still living
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: Prescott Bush (1895–1972); Investment banker, U.S. Senator
  • Mother: Dorothy Walker Bush (1901–1992)
  • Wife: Barbara Pierce (June 8, 1925 –)
  • Marriage: January 6, 1945 in Rye, New York
  • Children: George Walker (1946–); Robin (1949–1953); John Ellis (Jeb) (1953–); Neil (1955–); Marvin (1956–); Dorothy (1959–)
  • Home: Houston, Texas; Kennebunkport, Maine
  • Education: Private schools; Phillips Academy at Andover; B.A. from Yale (1945)
  •  Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Pilot, U.S. Navy (1942–1945)
    • Partner, Bush-Overbey, Co. (1950–1953)
    • Co-founder, Zapata Petroleum Corp. (1953–1964)
    • Chairman, Harris County (Texas) Republican Party (1962–1964)
    • Member of U.S. House of Representatives (1967–1971)
    • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1971–1973)
    • Chairman, Republican National Committee (1973–1974)
    • U.S. Ambassador to People’s Republic of China (1974–1975)
    • Director, Central Intelligence Agency (1975–1977)
    • Vice President: Reagan administration (1981–1989)
    • President (1989–1993)
    • Writer
    • Public Speaker
  • Writings: Looking Forward; A World Transformed; Heartbeat

Campaign Poster

41 Gb, Bush-Quayle '88, poster, 1988

Bush-Quayle ’88, poster, 1988

(Library of Congress)

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