June 12th is George Bush’s birthday. He was born in Milton, Massachusetts in 1924, and served in office from 1989 – 1993, as the 41st president of the United States.
George Herbert Walker Bush attended Phillips Academy in Andover and enlisted in the army at the age of 18. He was the youngest pilot in the navy and flew 58 combat missions in World War II. In 1945 he married Barbara Pierce and they had six children (one of whom died as a child).
Bush attended Yale University and then went into business in the oil industry. He served in congress and tried and failed two times to be elected to the senate. He went on to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U. S. Liaison Office in the People’s Republic of China, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Before becoming President, Bush served as Vice-President under Ronald Reagan.
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