George H. W. Bush (Senior) Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography &More
|Full Name||George Herbert Walker Bush|
|Nickname||Senior Bush, Poppy|
|Political Journey||1964: 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.
|Years of Service||1942–1945
|Unit||Fast Carrier Task Force|
|Wars/Battles||World 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
|Date of Birth||June 12, 1924|
|Age (at the time of death)||94 Years|
|Birthplace||Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Date of Death||30 November 2018|
|Place of Death||His home in Houston, Texas|
|Death Cause||Age related ailments|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Gemini|
|Hometown||Houston, Texas, United States|
|School||Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, United States
|College/University||Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Yale University in 1948|
|Family||Father- Prescott Sheldon Bush (an American banker and politician)
Mother- Dorothy (Walker) Bush
Brothers- Prescott Bush Jr. (Businessman, Philanthropist, and Politician), Jonathan James Bush (Banker), William Henry Trotter Bush (Businessman)
Sister- Nancy Walker Bush (Politician)
|Address||Kennebunkport, East Coast, Shutters, Maine, North America
|Hobbies||Reading, Writing, Playing Golf|
|Controversies||On 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'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."
|Favorite Politician||Ronald Reagan|
|Girlfriends, Affairs and More|
|Marriage Date||January 6, 1945|
|Children||Sons- George W. Bush (Politician), Jeb Bush (Businessman and Politician), Neil Bush (Businessman), Marvin Bush (Businessman)
Daughters- Dorothy Bush Koch (author and philanthropist),
Pauline (Robin) Bush (died of pediatric leukemia)
|Net Worth (approx.)||$25 Million (as in 2017)|
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.
- Growing up, he earned the nickname “Poppy,” and that’s how he was known at Yale (especially as a Baseball player).
- In 1943, after earning his Commission and Wings, George H. W. Bush became the youngest Pilot in the Navy at the time.
- 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.
- 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.
- In September 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, George H. W. Bush, along with Bill Clinton, formed the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund.
- On January 10, 2009, the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier was commissioned.
- 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.
- 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.
- In November 2013, the Hall of Fame Museum of the National College Baseball Foundation was named after him.
- In May 2014, George H. W. Bush was conferred with the 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.
- 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.