George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd Governor of Texas from 1987 to 1989. He is often referred to as George Bush. He was born on July 6, 1946, in Milton, Massachusetts. His father Marvin was a successful real estate developer and his mother cared for children with autism.
Bush graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and then attended Yale University where he met his wife Barbara Pierce Baker and married her on November 17, 1967. They had six children together: George W Bush Jr., Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin P Bush Jr., Dorothy Bush (Doro) and Sam Bush.
Bush entered Harvard Business School after completing his education at Yale University but left after two years due to the social climate of the time. He began working as an oil executive for ARCO in Los Angeles in 1971. In 1976 he became head of a subsidiary called Zapata Corporation in Houston which developed oil fields in South America along with Texaco Incorporated.
After serving as Vice President until 1981 he became president of Zapata Corporation until 1987 when he became governor of Texas again.
1) George Bush’s Political Career
Bush was first elected to public office in 1978 when he was elected to represent Texas in the United States House of Representatives. He was only 33 years old. He served two terms in the House, and then in 1986, he was elected the Texas Governor.
He chose to run in 1987 against Democratic state Attorney General John Connally Jr. and was reelected as governor in 1990. In 1994, he ran for president once again and won against Democrat Bill Clinton easily. He was the first Republican to win the White House since Eisenhower in 1952.
Bush was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1989. He left office in 1993 but remained a prominent figure in American politics. He ran for President again in 2000 and did not win a single state, thus ending his political career.
After he retired from politics, the Bush family moved to Texas where George Bush pursued various business ventures. He worked with a company named Bridge Construction Company. There, he served as CEO from 1995 to 1998.
He was also the president of the Arbusto Company from 1998 to 2000. He held several other positions after he retired from politics. He was the chairman of the Chicago Chapter of the George Bush Presidential Library Association and chairman of the George Bush Foundation. Bush also founded the George Bush Institute.
He was also an adviser to JP Morgan Chase, where he advised them on banking and financial matters. Bush served as the chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy during the Bill Clinton Administration. He was also on the board of directors of Globalive, a telecommunications company that encourages connections between cultures. Bush passed away on November 29, 2018, in Houston, Texas at the age of 94.
3) George Bush’s Accomplishments as President
Bush had very little time to accomplish real things as president, but he did have time to inspire. When the first Gulf War started in 1990, President Bush used his radio address to call for a coalition of countries to help fight Saddam Hussein and his Iraqi forces. Bush was a strong advocate for freedom and democracy, and he was able to inspire the rest of the world.
In his second term, Bush also passed the Americans with Disabilities Act. He also signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which normalized relations with China. Bush was a strong believer in the power of education and supported programs like the National Endowment for Democracy and the
Bureau of Immigration. Bush passed several tax cuts that helped the middle class and the poor. He also helped to restore peace in the Middle East after the first Gulf War with his coalition of countries speech. Bush left office in January 2001 with high approval ratings.
4) George Bush’s Accomplishments as Governor
Bush’s term as the 41st governor of Texas was brief, ending in 1987. During his tenure, he worked hard to improve the economy and increase job growth. Bush made it a priority to build relationships with foreign leaders, especially those in the Middle East.
Texas was a major oil producer, and Bush worked to help other oil-producing states in the Gulf by building a coalition of allied nations. Bush also focused on improving education by building new schools and rebuilding others that needed repair. Bush also created an office of homeland security and was the first governor to use the term “terrorist.”
Bush passed several pieces of legislation during his term including a bill that provided tax credits to companies that employed disabled workers. Bush did not run for reelection after two terms as governor, retiring to Austin.
5) George Bush’s Net Worth as of 2018
George Bush is worth an estimated $15 million. He earned money from his business ventures and was also paid for giving speeches. Bush retired from JP Morgan Chase and has also held several other positions after he retired from politics. He was worth $15 million as of 2018.
6) George Bush’s Controversies and controversies as President
Bush’s time in office was filled with controversies and controversies. Most notable was his use of torture toward those captured in the War on Terror. Bush also raised taxes three times during his term without telling the American people.
His final scandal was the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. These scandals led to a decline in Bush’s popularity and put him in a difficult position in the 2000 election.