George H. W. Bush (Senior) Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography &More

George H W Bush

Full NameGeorge Herbert Walker Bush
NicknameSenior Bush, Poppy
Political PartyRepublican
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Political Journey1964: Served as Chairman of the Republican Party for Harris County, Texas.
1966: Elected to a House of Representatives seat from the 7th District of Texas.
1968: Elected to a second term.
1970: Ran for the Senate against Ralph Yarborough, a fierce Nixon critic. However, Ralph Yarborough lost in the Democratic Primary to Lloyd Bentsen who further defeated George H. W. Bush.
1971–1973: Served as Ambassador to the United Nations.
1973–1974: Remained Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
1974–1975: Served as Envoy to China.
1976–1977: Served as Director of Central Intelligence.
1977: Became Chairman on the Executive Committee of the First International Bank in Houston.
1977-1979: A director of the Council on Foreign Relations Foreign Policy Organization.
1980: Ran for the Presidential Election. However, he ended up losing New Hampshire's primary with 23% to Reagan's 50%. After losing most of the remaining primaries, he dropped out of the race.
1981–1989: Served his first term as Vice President of the United States under the Presidency of Ronald Reagan.
1985–1989: Served his second term as Vice President of the United States.
1989-1993: Served as the 41st President of the United States.
US Navy
Years of Service1942–1945
George H W Bush Military Service
UnitFast Carrier Task Force
Wars/BattlesWorld War II
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 183 cm
in meters - 1.83 m
in feet inches - 6’
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 70 kg
in Pounds - 154 lbs
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorGray
Personal Life
Date of BirthJune 12, 1924
Age (at the time of death)94 Years
BirthplaceMilton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Death30 November 2018
Place of DeathHis home in Houston, Texas
Death CauseAge related ailments
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
SignatureGeorge H W Bush Signature
HometownHouston, Texas, United States
SchoolGreenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, United States
College/UniversityYale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts (BA) from Yale University in 1948
FamilyFather- Prescott Sheldon Bush (an American banker and politician)
George H. W. Bush (Right) With His Father Prescott Sheldon Bush
Mother- Dorothy (Walker) Bush
George H W Bush With His Mother Dorothy (Walker) Bush
Brothers- Prescott Bush Jr. (Businessman, Philanthropist, and Politician), Jonathan James Bush (Banker), William Henry Trotter Bush (Businessman)
George H W Bush (Extreme Right) With His Father (Center) And His Brothers (from Left To Right Jonathan, Wiliam and Prescott Bush Jr)
Sister- Nancy Walker Bush (Politician)
George H W Bush Sister Nancy Walker Bush
EthnicityWhite American
AddressKennebunkport, East Coast, Shutters, Maine, North America
George H W Bush House
HobbiesReading, Writing, Playing Golf
ControversiesOn October 24, 2017, in a now deleted Instagram post, actress Heather Lind accused George H. W. Bush of sexual harassment. She didn't mention the name of the event where the alleged inappropriate touching took place, nor did she cite the manner in which she was touched. In her caption, she said that she was there with the Bushes to promote a TV show. "But when I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo," the post went on to say. "He didn't shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again."
George H W Bush With Heather Lind

George H. W. Bush's spokesman Jim McGrath issued a statement about the allegation- "President Bush would never — under any circumstance — intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind," the statement said.

Later, McGrath issued a second statement- "At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures," McGrath said. "To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women's rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely."
George H W Bush With Heather Lind
Favorite Things
Favorite PoliticianRonald Reagan
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsNot Known
Wife/SpouseBarbara Pierce
George H W Bush With His Wife Barbara
Marriage DateJanuary 6, 1945
ChildrenSons- George W. Bush (Politician), Jeb Bush (Businessman and Politician), Neil Bush (Businessman), Marvin Bush (Businessman)
George H W Bush With His 4 Sons from Left Neil, Jeb, George W and Marvin
Daughters- Dorothy Bush Koch (author and philanthropist),
George H W Bush Daughter Dorothy Bush Koch
Pauline (Robin) Bush (died of pediatric leukemia)
George H W Bush With His Daughter Robin
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) $25 Million (as in 2017)

George H W Bush

Some Lesser Known Facts About George H. W. Bush

  • Does George H. W. Bush smoke?: Not Known
  • Does George H. W. Bush drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born at 173 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts, and soon after his birth, the Bush family moved from Milton to Greenwich, Connecticut. 173 Adams Street in Milton Massachusetts
  • Growing up, he earned the nickname “Poppy,” and that’s how he was known at Yale (especially as a Baseball player). George H W Bush Poppy
  • In 1943, after earning his Commission and Wings, George H. W. Bush became the youngest Pilot in the Navy at the time. George H W Bush Navy Pilot
  • He was the Captain of the Yale University baseball team. George H W Bush Captain of Baseball Team at Yale
  • In 1951, along with John Overbey, he established the Bush-Overbey Oil Development Company. Bush-Overbey Oil Development Company
  • In 1953, with William and Hugh Liedtke, he formed Zapata Petroleum. George H W Bush at the Zapata Petroleum
  • In 1964, he ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate.
  • On July 13, 1985, he served as the Acting President for nearly 8 hours while President Reagan underwent surgery.
  • On November 8, 1988, with 53.1% of the popular vote and 426 electoral votes, George H. W. Bush was elected 41st President of the United States. George H W Bush Taking Oath as 41st US President
  • On November 3, 1992, he lost the presidential election to Bill Clinton. George H W Bush in the US Presidential Election Against Bill Clinton
  • On January 3, 1993, he signed the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-II) with Russia. George H W Bush With Boris Yeltsin Signing START II Treaty
  • On June 9, 1999, he celebrated his 75th birthday by skydiving. He also celebrated his 80th, 85th and 90th birthday the same way.

  • In February 2005, along with former President Bill Clinton, he toured areas in southeast Asia, damaged by a tsunami. George H W Bush in Tsunami Hit Area
  • In September 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, George H. W. Bush, along with Bill Clinton, formed the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund. Bush Clinton Katrina Fund
  • On January 10, 2009, the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier was commissioned.

    USS George H W Bush Aircraft Carrier

    USS George H W Bush Aircraft Carrier

  • On February 15, 2011, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. George H W Bush With Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • In November 2012, he was hospitalized due to bronchitis, and in January 2013, after almost two months of treatment for bronchitis, he was released from the hospital. George H W Bush Bronchitis Treatment
  • In July 2013, he shaved his head in solidarity with a leukemia victim. George H W Bush Goes Bald for a Leukemia Victim
  • In 2013, he attended the same-sex wedding of Helen Thorgalsen and Bonnie Clement in Kennebunkport, Maine, and signed their marriage license as a witness. George H W Bush attending Same-Sex Wedding
  • In November 2013, the Hall of Fame Museum of the National College Baseball Foundation was named after him. George H W Bush Hall of Fame Museum of the National College Baseball Foundation
  • In May 2014, George H. W. Bush was conferred with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Profiles in Courage Award. George H W Bush With John F Kennedy Library Foundation Profiles in Courage Award
  • On November 11, 2014, his biography- “41: A Portrait of My Father,” written by George W. Bush, was released at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station. 41 A Portrait of My Father by George W Bush
  • On 15 July 2015, his C2 vertebrae in his neck was broken, as he fell at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • On February 5, 2017, he performed the coin toss at Super Bowl 51 in Houston.

  • He died on November 30, 2018, and a locomotive dubbed 4141 in honor of the 41st President, unveiled in 2005 for a special exhibit at George H.W. Bush’s presidential library, was used to pull the late President’s funeral train. The 4,300-horsepower machine carried Bush’s remains on December 6, 2018, to his final resting place.

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