Bush, George H. W. (1924–)

George Herbert Walker Bush was elected 41st president of the United States (serving from 1989 to 1993) after a highly decorated career in public service. He enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday as a naval aviator serving in World War II. Following his father's footsteps, he later went on to run for the Senate in 1964 and lost. He won a subsequent election to Congress, representing Texas's 7th district but lost a U.S. Senate election to Lloyd Bentsen in 1970. He became a United Nations Ambassador, chairman of the Republican National Committee, and worked as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director under the Ford administration. He also taught as an adjunct professor at Rice University.

Bush ran against Ronald Reagan for the Republican primary ...

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