George H.W. Bush (1989-1993)

George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924), the forty-first President of the United States, was also the forty-third vice president of the United States serving in the administration of Ronald Reagan.

George H. W. BushBush was born in Massachusetts to Senator Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. He became involved in politics soon after graduating from Yale University, serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 7th district of Texas (1967-1971), the United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1971-1973), chairman of the Republican National Committee (1973-1974), Chief of the United States Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China (1974-1976), and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1976-1977). After an unsuccessful 1980 presidential run, Bush was chosen by Ronald Reagan to be vice president. During his tenure (1981-1989), Bush was the first person ever to serve as Acting President of the United States.

In 1989, Bush succeeded Reagan as president, defeating challenger Michael Dukakis. He is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd and current president of the United States, and Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.¹

Quotes

"But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You're looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues."

"I can tell you this: If I'm ever in a position to call the shots, I'm not going to rush to send somebody else's kids into a war."

"I'll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most."

"Read my lips: no new taxes."

Noteworthy Sites

¹ George H.W. Bush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Books on George H.W. Bush
Biography of George H.W. Bush
Essays on George Herbert Walker Bush and His Administration
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

 


 
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