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George H. W. Bush (1924-Present)
“I am not one who- who flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot of words about.”
George Bush was assigned to the White House because he wanted to direct the United States a kinder and gentler nation. He also pledged to use America’s strength as a force for good.
Bush came from a family that had been doing public service, he felt that he had to continue the family tradition and also go into serving the people, in a time of war and a time in peace. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, on the 12 th June, in the year of 1924, his first major step in his career was when he became a student leader at the Phillips Academy in Andover.
In his time in the Navy, he flew 58 combat missions during World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action.
After this feat, bush decided to focus on completing his education and raising his family. He married Barbara Pierce in the January of 1945. They had 6 children, Dorothy, Marvin, Neil, John, Robin and George, who later became the 43rd president of the United States.
In 1980, George Bush ran for presidents with the Republican Party, but lost to Ronald Regan. He never gave up hope and later became the 41 st president of the USA.
Bush faced a changing world, as the Cold War ended after 40 bitter years and the Berlin Wall fell.
Bush's hardest test came when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and then threatened to move into Saudi Arabia. He vowed to free Kuwait and save them.
Despite being extremely popular with the citizens, he lost the election to William Clinton in 1992.