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George Herbert Walker Bush
41st President of the United States
(January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993)
Born: June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts
Father: Prescott Sheldon Bush
Mother: Dorothy Walker Bush
Married: Barbara Pierce (1925- ), on January 6, 1945
Children: George Walker Bush (1946- ); Robin Bush (1949-53); John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (1953- ); Neil Bush (1955- ); Marvin Bush (1956- ); Dorothy Bush (1959- )
Education: Graduated from Yale University (1948)
Occupation: Businessman, public official
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
- Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1967-71
- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 1971-72
- Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1976-77
- Vice President, 1981-89 (under Reagan)
Presidential Salary: $200,000/year + $50,000 expense account
Presidential Election Results:
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||H. Ross Perot
Vice President: J. Danforth Quayle (1989-93)
- Secretary of State
- James A. Baker, III (1989-92)
- Lawrence S. Eagleburger (1992-93)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Nicholas F. Brady (1989-93)
- Secretary of Defense
- Richard B. Cheney (1989-93)
- Attorney General
- Dick Thornburgh (1989-91)
- William P. Barr (1991-93)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Manuel Lujan (1989-93)
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Clayton Yeutter (1989-91)
- Edward R. Madigan (1991-93)
- Secretary of Commerce
- Robert Mosbacher (1989-92)
- Barbara H. Franklin (1992-93)
- Secretary of Labor
- Elizabeth H. Dole (1989-90)
- Lynn Morley Martin (1990-93)
- Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Louis W. Sullivan (1989-93)
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Jack Kemp (1989-93)
- Secretary of Transportation
- Samuel Skinner (1989-91)
- Andrew H. Card (1992-93)
- Secretary of Energy
- James Watkins (1989-93)
- Secretary of Education
- Lauro F. Cavazos, Jr. (1989-91)
- Lamar Alexander (1991-93)
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- Edward J. Derwinski (1989-92)
- George Bush -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- George Bush -- from Table of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States - MSN Encarta
- Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by Donald Young, author of American Roulette: The History and Dilemma of the Vice Presidency, along with suggestions for further reading.
- George Bush -- from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- Biography of President George Bush -- from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- Bush's biography with photographs.
- George Bush -- from Character Above All
- From a PBS broadcast of the same name, this essay excerpt by Michael R. Beschloss discusses some of the issues and events that molded Bush.
- George Bush -- from The George Bush Web Site
- Standard biography. This site had images, sounds, and film clips that add a lot to the overall presentation. Current Bush news can also be found here. Also in French.
- George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography -- by Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin
- As with most unauthorized biographies, the authors of this biography are not fans of Bush. The first sentence of the introduction gives the reader a sense of the authors' viewpoint: "The thesis of this book is simple: if George Bush were to be re- elected in November 1992 for a second term as the president of the United States, this country and the rest of the world would face a catastrophe of gigantic proportions."
- Lieutenant Junior Grade George Bush, USNR -- from Frequently Asked Questions of the Naval Historical Center
- Focusing on Bush's naval career, this site explains why Bush earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, where he was stationed, and gives a short bibliography.
- Inaugural Address (1989)
- From his first State of the Union address in January of 1990. "...the beginning of a new era in the world's affairs." (0:46)
- RealAudio | MP3 (369K)
- From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University under the leadership of Dr. Maurice Crane.
- Audio & Video
- The American Presidency Projects's Presidential Audio/Video Archive for George Bush site
Other Internet Resources:
- George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- Located in College Station, Texas, this facility is scheduled to open in 1997. This site contains biographies, photographs, speeches, museum pieces and more.
Points of Interest:
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