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George Bush

(1924– ) US Republican statesman, 41st President of the USA (1989–93). He was director of the CIA from 1976 to 1977, and President Reagan's Vice-President from 1981 to 1988. As ...

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Herbert S. Parmet

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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798 words

...of the popular vote—Clinton 43 percent, Bush 38 percent, Perot 18 percent—demonstrated the significance of the third-party candidate in the final outcome. Highly popular at its peak, George Bush's administration made an effective transition to what Bush called “a new world order,” and, despite the prolonged recession, contributed to long-term stability at home. Of the Bushes' five surviving children, two entered politics. John E. (“Jeb”) Bush ( 1953 –) won the Florida governorship in 1998 , while George W. Bush ( 1946 –) was elected Texas governor in ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
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67 words

..., George ( Herbert Walker ) ( 1924–2018 ) US Republican statesman , 41st President of the USA ( 1989–93 ). He was director of the CIA from 1976 to 1977 , and President Reagan’s Vice-President from 1981 to 1988 . As President, he negotiated further arms reductions with the Soviet Union and organized international action to liberate Kuwait following the Iraqi invasion in 1990 ( see gulf war )....

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

..., George ( 1924 – ), forty‐first president of the United States. Born into a wealthy, privileged family, Bush accepted his father's belief that such people have an obligation to give something back to society. On his eighteenth birthday in June 1942 , he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, becoming its youngest pilot. During wartime service in the Pacific, he flew fifty‐eight combat missions. Elected as a Texas Republican congressman in 1966 , he supported the Vietnam War . Thereafter, he served as ambassador to the United Nations ( 1971–73 ), director of the...

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,915 words

...J. Danforth ; Reagan, Ronald Sources Colin Campbell and Bert Rockman , eds., The Bush Presidency: First Appraisals (Chatham, N.J.: Chatham House, 1991). Michael Duffy and Dan Goodgame , Marching in Place: The Status Quo Presidency of George Bush (New York: Simon & Schuster,1992). Herbert S. Parmet , George Bush: The Life of a Lone Star Yankee (New York: Scribner, 1997). Kenneth W. Thompson , ed., The Bush Presidency: Ten Intimate Perspectives of George Bush (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America,...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Quotations
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224 words

...0George George Bush 1924 –   American Republican statesman ; 41st President of the US, 1989–93; father of George W. bush . On Bush: see richards Oh, the vision thing. responding to the suggestion that he turn his attention from short-term campaign objectives and look to the longer term. in Time 26 January 1987 vision thing What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy? during the campaign for the Republican nomination; in Daily Telegraph 28 April 1988 boring kind of guy We are a nation of communities, of tens and tens of thousands of ethnic,...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
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177 words

...0George George Bush 1924 –   American Republican statesman , 41st President of the US 1989–93; father of George W. bush . On Bush: see richards Oh, the vision thing. responding to the suggestion that he turn his attention from short-term campaign objectives and look to the longer term in Time 26 January 1987 vision thing What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy? during the campaign for the Republican nomination; in Daily Telegraph 28 April 1988 boring kind of guy Read my lips: no new taxes. campaign pledge on taxation in New York Times ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
202 words

...0George George Bush 1924 –   American Republican statesman , 41st President of the US 1989–93; husband of Barbara bush and father of George W. bush Oh, the vision thing. responding to the suggestion that he turn his attention from short-term campaign objectives and look to the longer term. in Time 26 January 1987 vision thing Read my lips: no new taxes. campaign pledge on taxation in New York Times 19 August 1988 Listen read my lips Read my lips no new taxes I'm President of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli! in...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
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269 words

...0George George Bush 1924 –   American Republican statesman , 41st President 1989–93 Oh, the vision thing. responding to the suggestion that he turn his attention from short-term campaign objectives and look to the longer term. in Time 26 January 1987; see Schmidt vision thing What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy? during the campaign for the Republican nomination in Daily Telegraph 28 April 1988 We are a nation of communities, of tens and tens of thousands of ethnic, religious, social, business, labour union, neighbourhood, regional and...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
719 words

...George Bush 1924 –   By the grace of God, America won the cold war. In contrast to the president, Democrat Paul Tsongas took a secular view of this turn of events Jan. 28, 1992 Voodoo economics. In the Republican presidential primary race in Pennsylvania, Bush thus characterized the “supply side” economic theory espoused by his opponent, Ronald Reagan. According to this theory, a tax cut would actually increase government revenues by stimulating the economy. After Bush became Reagan's running mate, the phrase came back to haunt him. “God I wish I hadn't...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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Quotation
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
793 words

...George Bush 1924 American Republican 41st President Oh, the vision thing. As Bush debated with other potential Republican candidates for the presidency, he said: ‘On vision – you have to have a vision. Mine is that education should be the No. 1 thing’ – The Washington Post (15 January 1988). But, shortly before this, he had coined the phrase ‘vision thing’, unintentionally characterizing his own lack of an overarching view of what he might do with the presidency. His very use of the word ‘thing’ seemed to confirm his pragmatic, tongue-tied, earthbound...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
Length:
192 words

..., George W. ( George Walker Bush ) ( 1946 – ) US Republican statesman , 43rd President of the USA ( 2001–9 ). The son of George (Herbert Walker) Bush , he worked in the oil industry before becoming Governor of Texas in 1995 . The presidential election of 2000 , in which he stood against Vice-President Al Gore, produced a disputed result and Bush was only declared the winner after a protracted legal battle. Bush responded to the outrage of September 11 , 2001 , by announcing a war on terrorism and ordering military action against Afghanistan....

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

..., George Walker ( 1946– ) 43rd president of the United States , born in New Haven, Connecticut . During the Vietnam War , Bush served two years in the Texas Air National Guard. He was governor of Texas from 1994 to 2001 . Bush, son of the 41st president, defeated Vice President Al Gore (winner of the popular vote by over 500,000 votes) in one of the closest elections in U.S. history. He won 271 electoral votes, just one more than the minimum; five weeks after election day, Bush was awarded Florida's twenty-five electoral votes by a (contested)...

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
382 words

..., George W. 43rd President • Born: July 6, 1946 , New Haven, Conn. • Education: Yale University, B.A., 1968 • Harvard University, M.B.A., 1975 • Political Party: Republican • Military Service: Texas Air National Guard, 1968–73 • Previous government service: Governor of Texas, 1994–2001 • Elected President, 2000 ; served 2001–9 George W. Bush was elected to the presidency eight years after his father's defeat by Bill Clinton in 1992 . He grew up in the booming oil town of Midland, Texas, and as a young man worked in the oil industry. He lost a...

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Gregory L. Schneider

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
Length:
1,461 words

...son of Connecticut senator Prescott Bush . After George H. W. Bush graduated from Yale University, the young family moved to Odessa , Texas , where he entered the oil business. In 1948 they moved to Midland , where George W. Bush spent his childhood. He was the oldest of five siblings. His brother Jeb Bush served as governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 . George W. Bush attended Andover Academy and matriculated at Yale University, where he majored in history. After graduating from Yale in 1968 , Bush joined the Texas Air National Guard...

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Philip Abbott

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
2,371 words

... Born on 6 July 1946 to Barbara and George Herbert Walker Bush , who later was elected the forty-first president of the United States , George W. Bush enjoyed the advantages of a family that was both politically and financially well connected. Prescott Bush , George H. W. Bush ’s father, was a Wall Street banker and senator from Connecticut. Barbara Bush’s father, Marvin Pierce, was a publisher. She was distantly related to the fourteenth president of the United Sates, Franklin Pierce . George W. Bush graduated from Yale University and Harvard...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
205 words

..., George W. ( Walker ) 1946 –  43rd US president ( 2001–09 ), son of the 41st president George Bush . He made a personal fortune from the sale of the Texas Rangers baseball team and was Republican governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 . In the controversial 2000 presidential elections, Bush defeated the Democrat candidate Al Gore by the narrowest of margins. The US Supreme Court ruled against a further recount of votes in the crucial state of Florida after accusations of faulty counting and electoral fraud. Faced with economic recession, Bush passed...

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Norman L. Rosenberg

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,268 words

...Bush, George W. ( 1946–  ), forty-third president of the United States. George Walker Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to Barbara Pierce Bush and George Herbert Walker Bush ( see Bush, George ), the forty-first president of the United States. He grew up in Texas; graduated from Yale College in 1968 ; and in 1975 , after serving in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School. Two years later, he married Laura Welch , a schoolteacher and librarian. In 1986 , under the influence of the...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,555 words

...Bush, George Walker (b. New Haven, Connecticut , 6 July 1946 ) US President 2001–9 Bush is the oldest child of George H. Bush . He grew up in Texas before attending his father's old school and, like both his father and grandfather, graduated from Yale, but he did not excel academically. Although he was of the generation which was liable to serve in the Vietnam War, he was not sent there, having become a pilot trainee in the Texas Air National Guard in 1968 , just before his graduation from Yale. Despite doubts about the time he had served with the...

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Michael A. Genovese

The Oxford Companion to International Relations

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,487 words

...this way, George W. Bush may be the last of the unilateralists. [ See also Afghanistan ; International Relations ; Iraq, US Invasion of ; 9/11 ; Obama, Barack ; and Torture .] Bibliography Bush, George W. Decision Points . (New York, 2010). Bush, George W. Speech in Prague, Czech Republic, 20 November 2002. C-SPAN . “Survey Results of Presidential Leadership—International Relations.” http://legacy.c-span.org/presidentialsurvey/presidential-leadership-survey.aspx . Daaider, Ivo H. , and James M. Lindsay . America Unbound: The Bush...

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Michael A. Genovese

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,487 words

...In this way, George W. Bush may be the last of the unilateralists. [ See also Afghanistan ; 9/11 ; Obama, Barack ; Political Comedy ; Presidency, US ; and USA PATRIOT Act .] Bush, George W. Decision Points . (New York, 2010). Bush, George W. Speech in Prague , Czech Republic. November 20, 2002. C-SPAN . “Survey Results of Presidential Leadership—International Relations,” http://legacy.c-span.org/presidentialsurvey/presidential-leadership-survey.aspx . Daaider, Ivo H. , and James M. Lindsay . America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in...

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