George H.W. Bush

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George H.W. Bush
Official portrait, 1981
40th President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
Vice President
  • None (Mar–Jun 1981)
  • Bob Dole (Jun 1981 – 1989)
Preceded byRonald Reagan
Succeeded byBob Dole
42nd Vice President of the United States
In office
January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byJimmy Carter
Succeeded byBob Dole
United States Senator from Texas
In office
January 3, 1971 – December 30, 1980
Preceded byRalph Yarborough
Succeeded byHenry Grover
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byJohn Dowdy
Succeeded byBill Archer
Personal details
George Herbert Walker Bush

(1924-06-12)June 12, 1924
Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedNovember 30, 2018(2018-11-30) (aged 94)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Resting placeGeorge H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Barbara Pierce (m. 1945; d. 2018)
RelativesBush family
EducationYale University (BA)
  • Businessman
  • diplomat
  • politician
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1942–1955 (reserve, active service 1942–1945)
UnitFast Carrier Task Force

George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician, diplomat, and businessman who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a representative and senator from Texas and as the 42nd vice president for two months of 1981 under Ronald Reagan.