George H. W. Bush (1924 – )

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Essays about George H. W. Bush

About His Administration

First Lady
Barbara Bush
Vice President
J. Danforth Quayle
Secretary of Defense
Richard B. Cheney (1989–1993)
Secretary of the Interior
Manuel Lujan (1989–1993)
Secretary of the Treasury
Nicholas F. Brady (1989–1993)
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Louis Wade Sullivan (1989–1993)
Secretary of Energy
James D. Watkins (1989–1993)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Jack French Kemp (1989–1993)
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Edward J. Derwinski (1989–1992)

Facts about George H. W. Bush

41st President of the United States (1989 – 1993)
June 12, 1924, Milton, Massachusetts
Political Party
“Poppy,” “Bush 41”
Yale University, 1948
January 6, 1945, to Barbara Pierce
George W. (1946–), Robin (1949–1953), John Ellis "Jeb" (1953–), Neil (1955–), Marvin (1956–), Dorothy “Doro” (1959–)
Businessman, public official

Looking Forward (1987); A World Transformed (1998); Heartbeat (2001)

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Stephen Knott

Professor Knott is an Associate Professor in the National Security Decision Making Department at the United States Naval War College. Prior to joining the War College faculty, he served as project director for the Ronald Reagan and Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Projects at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. His writings include:

The Reagan Years (Facts on File, 2005)

Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth (University Press of Kansas, 2002)

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