George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush

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George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President (1981–1989), a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.
Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to Senator Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941, at the age of 18, Bush postponed going to college and became the youngest aviator in the US Navy at the time. He served until the end of the war, then attended Yale University. Graduating in 1948, he moved his family to West Texas and entered the oil business, becoming a millionaire by the age of 40.
He became involved in politics soon after founding his own oil company, serving as a member of the House of Representatives, among other positions. He ran unsuccessfully for president of the United States in 1980, but was chosen by party nominee Ronald Reagan to be the vice presidential nominee, and the two were subsequently elected. During his tenure, Bush headed administration task forces on deregulation and fighting drug abuse.
In 1988, Bush launched a successful campaign to succeed Reagan as president, defeating Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis. Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency; military operations were conducted in Panama and the Persian Gulf at a time of world change; the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later. Domestically, Bush reneged on a 1988 campaign promise and after a struggle with Congress, signed an increase in taxes that Congress had passed. In the wake of economic concerns, he lost the 1992 presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton.
Bush is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, and Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida. He is the last president to have been a World War II veteran. Until the election of his son George W. Bush to the presidency in 2000, Bush was commonly referred to simply as "George Bush"; since that time, the forms "George H. W. Bush", "Bush 41", "Bush the Elder", and "George Bush, Sr." have come into common use as a way to distinguish the father from the son.
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Birthday

June 12, 1924

Place of birth

Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.

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7.6

An Inconvenient Truth

A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worl... Read more

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The World According To Bush

The 1000 days of George W. Bush's presidency from the 9/11 attacks to the iraqi quagmire. Read more

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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

Filmmaker Adam Scorgie explores the illegal marijuana industry in British Columbia, revealing how... Read more

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Blood and Oil

The notion that oil motivates America's military engagements in the Middle East is often disregar... Read more

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Advise & Dissent

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Bowling for Columbine

Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence? Talking heads yelling... Read more

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Spin

A documentary about the 1992 U.S. presidential election based on pirated satellite feeds. Read more

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Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush A... Read more

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Why We Fight

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become t... Read more

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41

An HBO documentary, takes a ‘personal, not political’ look at George H.W. Bush, the 41st presiden... Read more