Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency: military operations were conducted in Panama and the Persian Gulf; the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later.
Prior to his son's presidency, he was simply referred to as George Bush or President Bush.He is also the last living former President who is a veteran of World War II.Since 2000, Bush is often referred to as "George H. Bush", "Bush 41", "Bush the Elder", or "George Bush Sr." to distinguish him from his eldest son, George W.Bush became involved in politics soon after founding his own oil company, serving as a member of the House of Representatives and Director of Central Intelligence, among other positions.He failed to win the Republican nomination for President in 1980, but was chosen as a running mate by party nominee Ronald Reagan, and the two were elected.
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who was the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. He is the oldest living former President and Vice President.
Republican Party, he was previously a congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.
Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, to Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. He served until the end of the war, then attended Yale University.
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Bush postponed college, enlisted in the U. Navy on his 18th birthday, and became the youngest aviator in the U. Graduating in 1948, he moved his family to West Texas and entered the oil business, becoming a millionaire by the age of 40.
During his tenure, Bush headed administration task forces on deregulation and fighting the "War on Drugs".
In 1988, Bush ran a successful campaign to succeed Reagan as President, defeating Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis.