George's Parents George’s father’s name was Prescott Sheldon Bush. He was a Republican senator from Connecticut. George’s mother was named Dorothy Walker.
George’s Birth George Herbert Hoover Bush was born on June 12, 1924. He was born in Milton, Massachusetts. He was had three brothers (Prescott, Jonathan, and William) and one sister (Nancy).
George Starts His Career On his eighteenth birthday, Bush join the U.S. Navy. After the war, he attended Yale University where he majored in economics. Bush later moved to Texas where he found success in the oil and petroleum (a dark oil) industry.
Bush Gets Married Then in 1945, George Bush married Barbara Pierce who he has known since he was 16. They had six kids together, George, Pauline (Pauline died at age 4), Dorothy, Marvin, Jeb, and Neil Bush.
George’s Political Start In 1968, George was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served two terms. Bush was later appointed to several important positions including: U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 1971 Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1976.
Bush As Vice President George Bush ran for president but he failed to win his party's nomination in 1980. However, he was chosen by Ronald Reagan to serve as his running mate. Reagan won the 1980 election and was re-elected in 1984 with Bush serving as his vice president for both terms.
George Bush As President In 1989, Bush finally became president. He was the 40th president of the United States as a Republican. His vice president was Dan Quayle.
After Presidency Since George Bush has retired he has been living in Houston, Texas. He has made many public appearances. He also has helped people in several causes, like hurricane Katrina.
“The anchor in our world today is freedom, holding us steady in times of change, a symbol of hope to all the world.”-George H. W. Bush