George Herbert Walker Bush ( Republican) was the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Before that he was the director of the CIA in 1976, and vice president during the Reagan administration (1981-1989). His father, Prescott Bush, served as a senator from Connecticut.
During his presidency, George Bush led America into what is commonly known as the Gulf War, named after the Persian Gulf in the Middle East. This conflict began after Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein, invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait. Although President Bush's popularity rating in America soared during and immediately after the conflict, the latter portion of his presidency was marred by a widespread perception that he was somehow out of touch with real life in America. This perception is largely what led him to lose his re-election bid against Bill Clinton.
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United States Supreme Court Appointments
- Barbara Bush (first lady)
- Dan Quayle (vice president)
- George W. Bush (son, 43rd president of the US)
- Jeb Bush (son, governor of Florida)