George H. W. Bush Biography

Updated On Aug 17, 2018 Published On Jul 11, 2017
Facts of George H. W. Bush
Date of Birth: 1924 , June-12
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name George H. W. Bush
Birth Name George Herbert Walker Bush
Father Prescott Bush
Mother Dorothy Walker Bush
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Milton, Massachusett, US
Religion Evangelical Christian
Ethnicity White/Native American
Profession Politician
Net Worth $20 million
Famous for 41st President of US
Married Yes
Married to Barbara Pierce (m1945-died2018)
Children 6
Education Yale University
Awards Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Distinguished Flying Cross
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George Herbert Walker Bush a politician and the 41st President of the United States who was born in on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts. His parents were father Prescott Bush and mother Dorothy Walker Bush.

George and his family moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, after his birth on June 12, 1924. When he was still a child, his parents kept his nickname Poppy. He started his academic education at the Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich.

Herbert Walker Bush attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. During his high-school, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, leaving his school Bush joined the US Navy. After he finished his graduation from Phillips Academy in 1942, he became a naval aviator.

After his heroic trip overseas in the World War 2, he tied the knot with his high-school sweetheart Barbara Pierce, on January 6, 1945. They then moved to town, Trenton, in Michigan and started living in an apartment.

The successful marriage brought them, six children, Dorothy, George, Robin, Jeb, Neil, and Marvin Bush. His eldest son, George W. Bush was also elected the president of the United States as the 43rd President of the country. 

The pair was together for more than 73 years but, recently on April 17, 2018, he became all alone. His wife, Barbara died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Just a day after his wife's funeral, George was hospitalized for blood infection which led to sepsis. He was briefly hospitalized later due to fatigue and low blood pressure. He has also become the first president to reach the age of 94. 

As the policy of not getting enrollments in Universities after being in the army, George Herbert had to struggle a lot to continue his academic degree, luckily the Yale University accepted his proposal and completed his graduation in two and a half years instead of four.

In the University, he gained membership of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, later elected to the Presidency. After his talents, he captained the Yale baseball team as well as became a first left-handed baseman played in the first two College World Series.

Apart from sports, H. W. Bush was also a member of the Yale cheerleading squad. In his Junior years, he was very similar to his father who was connected to the Skull and Bones secret society. George graduated from Yale as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.

After graduation, Bush moved to West Texas along with his family and joined the business of his father. Later he shifted to Houston to lead and serve as the president of the company Zapata Petroleum Corporation. Later, he became the chairman of the organization.

After the success of his political and business career, George H. W. became a millionaire and managed to make net worth of around $20 million

George H. W. Bush

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George H.W. Bush Birthday

1924

The 41st President of the United States, George Herbert was born on June 12, 1924, to his father Prescott Sheldon Bush and mother Dorothy Walker Bush in Milton, Massachusetts.

Barbara Pierce

1945

George H.W. Bush married to Barbara Pierce on January 6, 1945. The couple married just after George's return from the war in the Pacific and moved to a different town and gave birth to six children.

His turning point into Politics

1964

George started his career in politics in 1964 as the chairman of the Republican Party for Harris Country, Texas. and slowly involved into policy making and aimed for an American Senate seat from Texas.

Runing for Senate

1970

After multiple attempts George failed his persuasion and quit to re-try. But again in 1970 he was convinced by Nixon run for the Senate against Ralph Yarborough, and George easily won the votes.

 

Giving up Congressional Position

1971

George was a well known Repulician businessman from the Sun Belt a group in the Southern part of the country. After the loss, George has to leave the position.