George Herbert Walker Bush: A Brief Biography

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George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts. Bush, his three brothers, and a sister grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. His father, Prescott Bush, was a wealthy investment banker. Bush's mother, Dorothy, came from the wealthy family of a leading Missouri industrialist. After graduating from the private Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, Bush enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He became an ensign and then the Navy's youngest pilot. Bush flew fifty-eight combat missions in the Pacific theater during World War II. During one mission, his plane was shot down over the ocean, killing two crew members. Bush clung to wreckage until being rescued by a submarine. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action. Upon returning home from military service, Bush married Barbara Pierce daughter of a New York magazine publisher.…show more content…
Bush the forty-third president of the United States, and John known as Jeb, who later became governor of Florida in the 1990s—would follow their father into

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