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George Herbert Walker Bush
41st President of the United States
Born: June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts
Father: Prescott Sheldon Bush
Mother: Dorothy Walker Bush
Married: Barbara Pierce (1925- ), on January 6, 1945
Children: George Walker Bush (1946- ); Robin Bush (1949-53); John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (1953- ); Neil Bush (1955- ); Marvin Bush (1956- ); Dorothy Bush (1959- )
Education: Graduated from Yale University (1948)
Occupation: Businessman, public official
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
- Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1967-71
- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 1971-72
- Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1976-77
- Vice President, 1981-89 (under Reagan)
Presidential Salary: $200,000/year + $50,000 expense account
|Year||Popular Votes||Electoral Votes|
|Michael S. Dukakis||41,805,374||111|
|H. Ross Perot||19,742,267|
Vice President: J. Danforth Quayle (1989-93)
- Secretary of State
- James A. Baker, III (1989-92)
- Lawrence S. Eagleburger (1992-93)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Nicholas F. Brady (1989-93)
- Secretary of Defense
- Richard B. Cheney (1989-93)
- Attorney General
- Dick Thornburgh (1989-91)
- William P. Barr (1991-93)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Manuel Lujan (1989-93)
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Clayton Yeutter (1989-91)
- Edward R. Madigan (1991-93)
- Secretary of Commerce
- Robert Mosbacher (1989-92)
- Barbara H. Franklin (1992-93)
- Secretary of Labor
- Elizabeth H. Dole (1989-90)
- Lynn Morley Martin (1990-93)
- Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Louis W. Sullivan (1989-93)
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Jack Kemp (1989-93)
- Secretary of Transportation
- Samuel Skinner (1989-91)
- Andrew H. Card (1992-93)
- Secretary of Energy
- James Watkins (1989-93)
- Secretary of Education
- Lauro F. Cavazos, Jr. (1989-91)
- Lamar Alexander (1991-93)
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- Edward J. Derwinski (1989-92)
Supreme Court Appointments:
- George Bush — from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- George Bush — from American Presidents: Life Portraits — C-SPAN
- Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN’s 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
- George Bush — from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- Biography of President George Bush — from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- Bush’s biography with photographs.
- George Bush — from Character Above All
- From a PBS broadcast of the same name, this essay excerpt by Michael R. Beschloss discusses some of the issues and events that molded Bush.
- Lieutenant Junior Grade George Bush, USNR — from Naval History and Heritage Command
- Focusing on Bush’s naval career, this site explains why Bush earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, where he was stationed, and gives a short bibliography.
- From his first State of the Union address in January of 1990. "…the beginning of a new era in the world’s affairs." (0:46)
- MP3 (369K)
- From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University.
- Audio & Video
- The American Presidency Projects’s Presidential Audio/Video Archive for George Bush site
- George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- Located in College Station, Texas, this facility is scheduled to open in 1997. This site contains biographies, photographs, speeches, museum pieces and more.
- Bush was the sixth left-handed president of the United States.
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