Bush, George

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Bush, George (Herbert Walker)

(1925–  ) forty-first U.S. president; born in Milton, Mass. He enlisted as a Navy combat pilot in World War II and was rescued by a submarine when his plane was shot down in the Pacific. He returned to graduate from Yale and then went to Texas in 1948 where he made a fortune in the petroleum industry. He entered politics as a Republican and served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1967–71). After his second failure to gain election to the U.S. Senate, he was appointed U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations (1971–73) and then chairman of the Republican National Committee (1973–74). He became the first chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China (1974–75) and then director of the Central Intelligence Agency (1975–76). He failed in his run for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 1980 but was picked to be Ronald Reagan's vice-president (1981–89). He won the presidency on his own (1989–93) and proved to be adept at conducting foreign affairs, whether showing restraint as the Communist governments of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe collapsed or exercising initiative in organizing an international response to Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. But as the nation slid into a major recession, he failed to take action, and, with the economy in the doldrums, he lost his reelection bid in 1992 and retired to pursue his personal interests in Texas and Maine.
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The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation was established in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational foundation to design, build and support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
This avenue incidentally joins the George Bush Highway at the Achimota intersection.
Illegal settlements continue to escalate, roadblock checkpoints increased by 180, Gaza turned into a virtual prison blocked off by land, sea and air and the current massacre taking place of more than 1,000, mostly innocent women and children, can be traced to his slavish devotion to George Bush.
And with the prosecution of George Bush, Dick Cheney and the other members of the extremist administration, I will restore my trust fully in the US democracy.
If anything rescues George Bush from the dustbin of history, it will be his work in Africa.
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The back-cover photo of the President behind a lectern with his arms stretched out is accompanied by the headline, "A bull market is charging our way--and George Bush is riding in the lead
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The first step was to dumb down the public' enough that the language of George Bush would actually sound plausible, a task now largely accomplished by television in general and Fox News in particular.
IN A Washington brimming with pageantry under fortress-like security, US President George Bush looked ahead to his second inauguration, pledging to forge unity in a nation divided by political differences.
When a 13-year-old student recently tried to discuss the presidential election with AOL's online conversational robot SmarterChild, she became upset that the service seemed to favor John Kerry over George Bush.