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Career

Government of the United States of America
19891993
41st President of the Untied States Washington, District of Columbia USA
19811989
43rd Vice President of the United States Washington, District of Columbia USA
First International Bank of Houston
19771978
Chairman of the Executive Committee Houston, Texas USA
Rice University
19771978
Adjunct Professor of Business Houston, Texas USA
Central Intelligence Agency
19761977
Director Washington, District of Columbia USA
United States Department of State
19741975
Chief Liaison Office to the People’s Republic of China / Beijing, PRC
19711973
United States Ambassador United Nations / New York, New York USA
United States House of Representatives
19671971
United States Representative for Texas 7th District The Capitol / Washington, District of Columbia USA
Zapata Offshore Company
19641966
Chairman Houston, Texas USA
19541964
Co-founder and President Houston, Texas USA
Bush-Overbey Development Corporation
19511953
Co-founder Midland, Texas USA
Dresser Industries
19481951
Equipment clerk, later salesman Dallas, Texas USA

Directorships

19631964
Republican Party of Harris County, Texas Chaired the Republican Party organization in Harris County, Texas Chairman
19731974
Republican National Committee Chaired the national Republican Party organization in Washington, District of Columbia USA Committee Chairman

Professional affiliations

19671971
United States House of Representatives, 90th Congress House Ways and Means Committee Member

Accomplishments of note

2013
Author: All the Best, George Bush- My Life in Letters and Other Writings Publisher: Scribner (Revised edition) / Collection of letters, diary entries, and memos throughout his life
2009
Author: Speaking of Freedom: The Collected Speeches Publisher: Scribner / Through his speeches from his presidency, Bush takes a look back on the momentous global events of 1989-1992
2002
Author: Heartbeat - George Bush in His Own Words with Jim McGrath, compilation and editing Publisher: Scribner / Lisa Drew Books
1999
Author: A World Transformed with Brent Scowcroft Publisher: Vintage
1989
Author: The wit & wisdom of George Bush - With some reflections from Dan Quayle Publisher: St. Martin's Press
1988
Author: George Bush: Man of Integrity with Doug Wead Publisher: Harvest House
1987
Looking Forward with Victor Gold Publisher: Doubleday
1970
Candidate: for United States Senate State of Texas, USA President Nixon convinced Bush to relinquish his House seat to again run for the Senate against Senator Yarborough, a fierce Nixon critic, and again re-elected
1964
Candidate: for United States Senate State of Texas, USA Incumbent Democrat Senator Ralph W. Yarborough attacked Bush as a right-wing extremist, and won the election
1953
Co-founder: Zapata Petroleum Corporation Permian Basin, Texas USA with Hugh and William Liedtke Zapata Petroleum Corporation absorbed Bush-Overby and developed offshore drilling equipment

Professional honors and awards

2011
Presidential Medal of Freedom President Barack Obama
2007
Ronald Reagan Freedom Award Former First Lady Nancy Reagan
1997
Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism Johns Hopkins University
1993
Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Bath Queen Elizabeth II The Order of the Bath is the fourth-most senior of the British Orders of Chivalry
1991
Lone Sailor United States Navy Memorial Foundation Given to Sea Service veterans who have excelled with distinction in their civilian careers while exemplifying the Navy core values of Honor Courage and Commitment

Community

Community service

1993–present
Points of Light Atlanta, Georgia USA Honorary Chairman
2005
American Red Cross Television Ad for Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean tsunami
19931999
Eisenhower Fellowships Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA Chairman of the Board

Community honors and awards

2006
NIAF One America Award National Italian-American Foundation For his efforts to raise funds in the U.S. for the victims of Indonesia’s 2004 tsunami and, in the following year, Hurricane Katrina, through the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and the Bush-Clinton Tsunami partnership
2002
Public Service Award American Association for Cancer Research

Military service

19421945
United States Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade Pacific Theater

Distinguished Flying Cross; 3 Air Medals; Presidential Unit Citation

19451955
United States Naval Reserve Lieutenant
Nationality
American
Politics
Republican
Denomination
Episcopalian
Sports
Speedboating, skydiving

Education

University
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut USA Bachelor of Arts Economics 19451948 Graduated Phi Beta Kappa, president of Delta Kappa Epsilon, captain of the baseball team
Secondary school
Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts USA 19361942

President of the Senior Class; Secretary of the student Council; President of the Community Fund-Raising Group; Member of the Editorial Board of the School Newspaper; Captain of both the Varsity Baseball and Soccer teams

Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2011
Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire USA Doctor of Laws
1992
Notre Dame University Notre Dame, Indiana USA Doctor of Law
1991
Yale University New Haven, Connecticut USA Doctor of Law
1991
Hampton University Hampton, Virginia USA Doctor of Law
1991
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey USA Doctor of Law
1991
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan USA Doctor of Law
1990
University of Texas Austin, Texas USA Doctor of Law
1990
University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina USA Doctor of Law
1990
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia USA Doctorate in Humanities
1990
Texas A&I University Kingsville, Texas USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1990
Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma USA Doctorate of Economics
1989
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts USA Doctor of Law
1989
Texas A&M University College Station, Texas USA Doctor of Law
1988
Central State University Wilberforce, Ohio USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1987
Northwestern College Orange City, Iowa USA Doctor of Law
1987
University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire USA Doctor of Law
1987
Albion College Albion, Michigan USA Doctor of Law
1987
University of St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri USA Doctorate of Legal Laws
1986
Westminster College Fulton, Missouri USA Doctor of Law
1986
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1985
Yeshiva University New York, New York USA Doctor of Law
1985
Bar-Ilan University Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv District, Israel Doctor of Law
1985
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden Sydney, Virginia USA Doctor of Law
1985
Wheaton College Wheaton, Illinois USA Doctor of Law
1985
University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi USA Distinguished Professor of Political Economy
1985
University of the South Sewanee, Tennessee USA Doctor of Civil Law
1984
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia USA Fellow
1983
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1983
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1983
University of Rochester Rochester, New York USA Doctor of Law
1983
University of Delaware Newark, Delaware USA Doctor of Law
1983
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas USA Doctor of Law
1983
New England School of Law Boston, Massachusetts USA Doctor of Law
1983
Furman University Greenville, South Carolina USA Doctor of Law
1982
Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine USA Doctor of Law
1982
Boston College Boston, Massachusetts USA Doctor of Law
1982
Miami University Oxford, Ohio USA Doctor of Law
1982
Southern Baptist University Missouri USA Doctorate of Business Administration
1981
Sacred Heart University Fairfield, Connecticut USA Doctor of Law
1981
University of the District of Columbia Washington, District of Columbia USA Doctor of Law
1981
Howard University Washington, District of Columbia USA Doctor of Law
1981
Duquesne University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA Doctor of Law
1981
Tuskegee University Tuskegee, Alabama USA Doctor of Law
1981
Texas Southern University Houston, Texas USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1979
University of New Haven West Haven, Connecticut USA Doctor of Law
1976
Allegheny College Meadville, Pennsylvania USA Doctor of Law
1976
Franklin Pierce College Rindge, New Hampshire USA Doctor of Law
1973
Austin College Sherman, Texas USA Doctorate in Humanities
1973
Northern Michigan University Marquette, Michigan USA Doctor of Law
1972
Delphi University Doctor of Law
1972
Beaver College Glenside, Pennsylvania USA Doctor of Law
1997
Hofstra University Hempstead, New York USA
1990
John Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland USA Doctor of Law
1992
Florida International University Miami, Florida USA Doctorate of Public Service
1992
Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1993
Kuwait University Kuwait City, Kuwait Doctorate of Philosophy

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
June 12, 1924
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Milton, Massachusetts USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1945–present
 Barbara (Pierce) Bush       6 children George Walker Bush (1946) Pauline Robin Bush (1949-1953) John Ellis Bush (1953) Neil Mallon Bush (1955) Marvin Pierce Bush (1956) Dorothy Walker (Bush) Koch (1959)

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
14 Barbara Pierce Bush (1981), Jenna Welch (Bush) Hager (1981), George P. Bush (1976), Noelle Bush (1977), John Ellis Jeb Bush, Jr. (1983), Lauren (Bush) Lauren (1984), Pierce Mallon Bush (1986), Ashley Walker Bush (1989), Marshall Bush (1986, adopted), Charles Walker Bush (1990, adopted), Sam LeBlond (1985), Ellie LeBlond (1988), Robert Koch (1994), Gigi Koch (1997)
Great-grandchildren
4

Parents

Father
Prescott Sheldon Bush
Mother
Dorothy Wear (Walker) Bush

Grandparents

Father's father
Samuel Prescott BUSH
Father's mother
Florence "Flora" (Sheldon) Bush
Mother's father
George Herbert WALKER
Mother's mother
Lucretia "Loulie" (Wear) Walker

Ancestry

English, German, Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, Flemish, Irish, Welsh, French, possibly Italian