I have been taking the approximately month and a half to review the United States past Presidents. All adult citizens are preparing to vote for the next President of the United States of America. Looking back, may help prepare each of us to move forward. We can be inspired by the Presidents of the United States of America.
George H. W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States. He served from January 20, 1989 until January 20, 1993. He was ,also, a soldier in World War II, a businessman, and a politician.
George Herbert Walker Bush was born in 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. He was an actively involved student who graduated from Phillips Academy in 1942. Also in 1942, he joined the United States Navy and following training, became the youngest naval aviator. He served during World War II, became a lieutenant, and earned numerous awards.
Following his service, he married Barbara Pierce in 1945. They lived first in Trenton, Michigan. They eventually had six children. He, however, began attending Yale University after his marriage. He graduated with honors in 1948 with a degree in economics.
After he graduated, the Bushes moved to West Texas. Following work with Dresser Industries, he co-founded the Bush-Overbey Oil Development Company in 1951 and the Zapata Petroleum Corporation in 1953. He became the latter company’s president in 1954. He became a millionaire while working with the company.
Bush became involved in Republican Party politics in the 1960s. In 1967, he became a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas. In 1971, he became a United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In 1973, he was a Chair of the Republican National Committee. In 1974, he became a Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office to the People’s Republic of China. In 1976, he became the Director of Central Intelligence. Bush then served as the Vice President during Ronald Reagan’s administration. Following two terms as such, be became President in 1989.
Important world events and foreign policy dominated George H. W. Bush’s Presidency. He is famously known for raising taxes after he promised not to do so during his candidacy. He was not reelected, however he has a good reputation and has done a lot of work since leaving office.
In 1990, Bush founded Points of Light charitable foundation. In 1993, he was awarded an honorary Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. From 1993 until 1999, he served as chairman to the board of trustees for Eisenhower Fellowships. His Presidential Library opened in 1997. From 2007 until 2009, he was chairman of the National Constitution Center. Bush has stayed busy with educational institutions, politically, and socially. In 2011, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His marriage and post- Presidency continue to this day.
Poppy was a nickname he earned in childhood. Several nicknames became his much later when his son George W. Bush became the 43rd President: 41, Papa Bush, and Elder Bush for example. Be inspired! Have a bright day!