Compatriot President: George Herbert Walker Bush

President George H.W. BushGeorge Herbert Walker Bush

 

41st President of the US

George H. W. Bush served two terms as the 41st President from 1989 to 1993.  He was born in Milton, MA on June 12, 1924.  His family moved to Greenwich, CT, shortly after his birth.  George Bush was 18 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.  He joined the Navy and became a naval aviator and was commissioned an Ensign.  He served until the end of the war and then attended Yale University.  Upon graduation in 1948 he moved to Texas and entered the oil business.  He soon entered politics.

 

 
Bush held a number of political positions prior to his presidency, including member of the US House of Representatives, US Ambassador to the United Nations under President Nixon, Chief of US Liaison Office to the People’s Republic of China, Director of the CIA, and Vice President of the United States in the administration of Ronald Reagan.
 
President Bush’s Revolutionary War ancestor was Col. Samuel Herrick, who served with distinction as commander of the Vermont Ranger Militia. 
 
President Bush is a member of the Texas Society and a Texas perpetual member of the Patrick Henry Chapter in Austin, TX.  He was presented his Membership Certificate (National # 155305) in his Houston, TX, office on May 1, 2001. Texas Society, Nathan White, Jr., inducted the former president as a Compatriot.  President General Bruce Butler pinned the SAR rosette on President Bush.  Secretary General B. Rice Aston and several other members of the Paul Carrington Chapter were also present.
 
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on a ninety-acre site on the west campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.  The library contains the papers and memorabilia from his days in public service as well as those of James Danforth "Dan" Quayle former Indiana Senator and the 44th-fourth Vice President of the United.