President H.W Bush: Before Presidency

President H.W Bush: Before Presidency

   As many of us know, recently the 41st president of the United States, George H.W Bush has died. Lots of people don’t know many things about him. Due to this event, we should educate everyone about him and his background.

Growing up:

  George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924. He later moved to Greenwood, Connecticut. His family was wealthy but his parents motivated the idea of public service and giving back to the community to their kids. His father became a senator and served from 1952 until 1963. Bush left his home early in his teenage years to attend Phillips Academy Andover

  Bush was very popular. He was the coach of the baseball and soccer teams and senior class president. He served in the Navy during World War 2 for 3 years. He also went on 58 combat missions during his service. While he was still in the Navy, he married his wife Barbara Pierce on January 5, 1945. Them two went on to have 6 children.

After serving in the Navy, he enrolled at Yale University. He played baseball and later became the captain of the team. He later began working for an oil company. After leaving the oil company, he started his political work.

Early Political Career:

  The first experience with politics was when he was the chairman of the Republican Party. He worked hard to get recognized for his work. helped him through his political career. In 1964, Bush ran for a U.S Senate seat. He struggled during the campaign due to the fact of his past jobs.

  He did lose that campaign by quite a bit. But in 1966 he moved to run for a seat in the U.S House of Representatives. He won the election with over 50% of the votes. Bush was reelected in 1968. He went on to run and win many more seats in different parts of the party. Later on, President Nixion removed him from the United Nations in 1973 and instead asked him to serve as the chairman of the Republic National Committee. He stepped ahead after a few years to the head of RNC.

  After lots more campaigns, he became the vice president in the 1980s.  Bush was the Vice President for Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1989. He worked hard to earn more trust from Reagan.  They both enjoyed each others company. He did lots of tasks for the administration while he served. And as we all know where this all got him. After Reagan’s death, Bush ran for president and won the campaign to be the 41st president.