George H. W. Bush

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George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush, President of the United States, 1989 official portrait.jpg
41st Preses o the Unitit States
In office
Januar 20, 1989 – Januar 20, 1993
Vice Preses Dan Quayle
Precedit bi Ronald Reagan
Succeedit bi Bill Clinton
43rd Vice Preses o the Unitit States
In office
Januar 20, 1981 – Januar 20, 1989
Preses Ronald Reagan
Precedit bi Walter Mondale
Succeedit bi Dan Quayle
Director o Central Intelligence
In office
Januar 30, 1976 – Januar 20, 1977
Preses Gerald Ford
Precedit bi William Colby
Succeedit bi Stansfield Turner
Chief o the Liaison Office tae the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
In office
September 26, 1974 – December 7, 1975
Preses Gerald Ford
Precedit bi David Bruce
Succeedit bi Thomas Gates
Chairperson o the Republican Naitional Committee
In office
Januar 19, 1973 – September 16, 1974
Precedit bi Bob Dole
Succeedit bi Mary Smith
Unitit States Ambassador tae the Unitit Naitions
In office
Mairch 1, 1971 – Januar 18, 1973
Preses Richard Nixon
Precedit bi Charles Yost
Succeedit bi John Scali
Member o the U.S. Hoose o Representatives
frae Texas's 7t destrict
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Precedit bi John Dowdy
Succeedit bi William Archer
Personal details
Born George Herbert Walker Bush
(1924-06-12) Juin 12, 1924 (age 92)
Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Poleetical pairty Republican Party
Spoose(s) Barbara Pierce (1945–present)
Bairns George
Pauline
Jeb
Neil
Marvin
Dorothy
Alma mater Yale University
Religion Episcopalian
Awairds Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (3)
Presidential Unit Citation
Signatur Cursive signatur in ink
Wabsteid Presidential Library
Militar service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Unitit States Navy
Years o service 1942–1945
Rank US-O2 insignia.svg Lieutenant (junior grade)
Unit Fast Carrier Task Force
Battles/wars Warld War II

George Herbert Walker Bush (born 12 Juin 1924) is an American politeecian. He servit as the 41st Preses o the Unitit States frae 1989 tae 1993. Afore he became preses, he wis the 43rd Vice Preses o the Unitit States frae 1981 tae 1989 tae Ronald Reagan, an ambassador, a congressman, an Director o Central Intelligence. He is marrit tae Barbara. His sons are 43rd Preses o the Unitit States George W. Bush an umwhile Governor o Florida Jeb Bush. His daughter is Dorothy Bush Koch. He is an Episcopalian.[1]

Bush wis born in Milton, Massachusetts tae US senator Prescott Bush, He studit at Yale Varsity.

Efter bein Ronald Reagan's vice-preses, George H.W. Bush wis electit preses in 1988 bi defeatin Democrat Michael Dukakis. While he wis Preses, the Cauld War endit an the Soviet Union fell apairt.[2]

Whan Saddam Hussein (the dictator o Iraq) invadit its enemy Kuwait fur tae steal thair supplies o ile, George H.W. Bush lead the Unitit States an mony ither kintras tae pertect Kuwait. The conflict wis callit the Gulf War. He invadit Panama an aa, tae remuive its dictator Manuel Noreiga wha wis guilty o drug traffickin.

At hame, George H. W. Bush signit in important laws lik The Americans Wi Disabilities Act.[3] Houiver, the kintra sufferit frae a recession. Afore he became Preses, Bush haed promisit that he wouldna raise cesses (he said "Read my lips: no new taxes!") but efter the recession causit the debt tae grow, he broke his promise an agreit tae raise cesses.[4] This wis embarrassin an mony fowk believe this wis why he lost the presidential election o 1992 tae Bill Clinton.

After bein preses[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bush nou steys in a ranch in Houston, Texas wi his faimily. Efter his presidency, he supportit John McCain an his son George W. Bush. He recently supportit Mitt Romney an Rick Perry for preses. He attendit the openin o the USS George H.W. Bush, a naval ship namit efter him.

He haed traivelt wi his son tae the 2008 Simmer Olympics in Beijing, China. On Februar 15, 2011, he wis awairdit the Presidential Medal o Freedom, the heichest ceevilian honour in the Unitit States, bi Preses Barack Obama. He wi present at his son's presidential leebrar openin ceremony on 25 Aprile 2013. In Julie 2013.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Berkeley Center
  2. Genovese, Michael A. Encyclopedia of the American Presidency Revised Edition Infobase Publishing 2010 New York page 61
  3. Popadiuk, Roman The Leadership of George Bush: An Insider's View of the Forty-First President Texas AM University Press 2009 page 190
  4. edited by William F. Levantrosser, Rosanna Perotti A Noble Calling: Character and the George HW Bush Presidency Hofstra University page 318

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