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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S Truman
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John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard M. Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George Bush
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Donald Trump


Key Dates

1942 George Bush entered the U.S. Navy and serves in WW II.

1948 Bush graduated from Yale University.

1953 Robin Bush, daughter of George and Barbara died of leukemia.

1966 Bush was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

1976 President Ford appoints Bush director of the CIA.

1980 Bush was elected Vice President for Ronald Reagan and served two terms.

1988 Bush was elected President.

1991 U.S. launches Operation Desert Storm.

1992 Bush was defeated by Bill Clinton for the Presidency.



George Herbert Walker Bush
1988 - 1992
41st President

George Herbert Walker Bush was one of four Presidents to be born in Massachusetts. He was born in Milton, Massachusetts on June 12, 1924. He as the first president to be born in June. He is one of four presidents from Massachusetts.

George Bush was the captain of the baseball team at Yale University. He also liked tennis and jogging. He is still a big baseball fan and can be seen sitting in stands with other fans a Houston and Texas baseball games.

George was 6' 2" tall and weighed about 195. He is left handed.

Bush was one of three presidents who majored in economics while is college. Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford were the others.

Bush requested Nixon's resignation as president in the name of the Republican Party.

George Bush was the fifth cousin four times removed of Franklin Pierce.

George Herbert Walker Bush resigned from the CIA after Jimmy Carter was elected president in 1976.

George H.W. Bush's daughter Robin died of leukemia in 1953, when she was 3.



President Bush's entire family stayed in the White House the night he was inaugurated. Extra beds had to be put up in all the bedrooms.

The Bush's had a springer spaniel named Millie. Millie had a book published about her life in the White House. She had six puppies during her time a the White House.

He liked to play horseshoes and had a horse shoe pit installed on the White House lawn.

He also enjoyed Pork Rinds with Tabasco sauce on them.

George Herbert Walker Bush became the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy, surviving some dangerous missions in the South Pacific. He flew 58 combat missions in World War II. He was shot down and rescued by a submarine.

His son become a pilot in the National Guard.

President Bush was a Republican.

George Bush was Vice President under Ronald Reagan. He was the first Vice President elected President since Van Buren. He also served as president for seven hours when he was vice president. He was president when Reagan was shot and was undergoing surgery.

George Bush's Vice President was Dan Quayle (1989-1993).

President Bush signed the bill creating a Federal Holiday in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.


Bush signs Martin Luther King Holiday Proclamation, May 17, 1989.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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He prefers Mexican and Chinese food and won't eat broccoli. "I'm President of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli!"

During his term there were two wars or military actions, the Invasion of Panama, 1989-1990; Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991.


President Bush and King Fahd participate in an Arrival Ceremony in the Royal Pavilion in Saudi Arabia and discuss the situation in Iraq. November 21, 1990.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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The First Dog, Millie, had her own room, in Nancy Reagan's old beauty parlor.

George Herbert Walker Bush served only one term, Bill Clinton defeated George Bush in 1992.

When Bush left office in 1993, he became the nation's 5th living ex-president, joining Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan.

George Herbert Walker Bush's son George W. Bush was also a President.

Quotes from George H. Bush:

"If anyone tells you that America's best days are behind her they're looking the wrong way."

"Read my lips, no new taxes." Said when he was campaigning for the presidency.

Topics


NEW Facts about the Inaugurations

Nicknames for the Presidents

First Ladies

Presidents who died in office

Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

Vice Presidents who became Presidents

Presidential Salaries

Oldest living Presidents

Presidents' Military Service

Preidential Timeline of Key Dates

Books about U.S. President

Pets of the Presidents

Chronlogical (by Year) Order
Of the Presidents.

 



Sources:

The Presidents of the United States. 22 September 2004: http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/

Davis, Gibbs and Ilus. David A. Johnson. Wackiest White House Pets. New York: Scholastic Press, October 2004

James, Barber and Amy Pastan. Smithsonian Presidents and First Ladies. New York: DK Publishing, 2002

Kane, Joseph Natan. Facts about the Presidents from Washington to Johnson. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1964.

McCullough, Noah, The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia. Random House, USA, 2006

Pine, Joslyn, Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Memorable Quotes from George Washington to Barack Obama . Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 2009

Huffington Post web site.

Lang, Stephen, The Complete Book of Presidential Trivia, Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, 2011

O'Reilly, Bill, and Dugard, Martin, Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2011

St. George, Judith In the Line of Fire: Presidents' Lives at Stake , Scholastic Inc. New York, 2001

In addition to these books, I have also read and have used information from those listed on my Books About Presidents page.

 


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