Here’s a look at the life of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States.
Birth date: June 12, 1924
Death date: November 30, 2018
Birth place: Milton, Massachusetts
Birth name: George Herbert Walker Bush
Father: Prescott Bush, investment banker and senator
Mother: Dorothy (Walker) Bush
Marriage: Barbara (Pierce) Bush (January 6, 1945-April 17, 2018, her death)
Education: Yale University, B.A., 1948
Military service: US Navy, 1942-1945, Lieutenant Junior Grade
Bush was the first sitting vice president to be elected president since Martin van Buren in 1836.
He is the second president, after John Adams, to be the father of a president.
Flew 58 combat missions for the Navy during World War II and was awarded three Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Has a form of Parkinson’s disease.
His nickname since childhood has been Poppy, and that’s how he was known at Yale, especially as a baseball player.
June 1943 - After earning his commission and wings, becomes the youngest pilot in the Navy at the time.
Late 1940s - Captain of the Yale University baseball team and plays in the first two College World Series in 1947 and 1948.
1951 - Establishes the Bush-Overbey Oil Development Company with John Overbey.
1953 - Forms Zapata Petroleum with William and Hugh Liedtke.
1964 - Runs unsuccessfully for the US Senate.
1967-1971 - US Representative from Texas’$2 7th District.
1971-1972 - Ambassador to the United Nations.
1973-1974 - Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
1974-1975 - Serves as chief of the United States Liaison Office in China.
January 1976-January 1977 - Director of the CIA.
1980 - Runs for president, but loses his party’s nomination to Ronald Reagan.
January 20, 1981 - Is sworn in as vice president of the United States.
July 13, 1985 - Acting president for nearly eight hours while President Reagan undergoes surgery.
November 8, 1988 - Is elected 41st president of the United States, with 53.1% of the popular vote and 426 electoral votes.
January 20, 1989 - Bush is sworn in as the 41st president of the United States.
December 1989 - Sends American troops to Panama (Operation Just Cause).
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