President George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-), 41st President of the United States of America

26Jul10

George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st President.

George H W Bush

Possibly most famous for his 1988 campaign promise “Read my lips. No new taxes”, he was also known for his dislike of broccoli.

He was the President at the time of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, led the US to war in Iraq during the first Gulf War, and approved a brief invasion of Panama to capture Noriega.

As President he oversaw the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, and the fall of the Soviet Union.

He served as Vice President under Ronald Reagan, as a congressman, an ambassador, and the Director of the CIA.

At the start of the Second World War, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted and at 18 became the youngest aviator in the Navy where he served through the war with distinction.

His most important piece of legislation was the Americans With Disabilities Act. He was also instrumental in negotiating NAFTA, which was passed during President Clinton’s term, but was mostly laid out under President Bush.

President George Herbert Walker Bush is my 10th great-grandaunt’s husband’s 6th great-grandniece’s husband.

Update: President George Herbert Walker Bush is my 10th cousin twice removed, through our shared ancestor Rev. John Mayo.

Jerry Milo Johnson to President George Herbert Walker Bush

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