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date: 02 July 2020

Bush, George Herbert Walker (b. Milton, Massachusetts, 12 June 1924; d. Houston, Texas, 30 November 2018) CIA director 1976–7, US Vice-President 1981–9, President 1989–93 

Source:
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author(s):

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

Born into an established East Coast family—his father, Prescott Bush, was to serve as Senator for Connecticut (1952–63)—Bush was educated at Philipps Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and then saw war service as a naval carrier pilot. He was the navy's youngest pilot, was shot down three times in combat, and received a DFC and three air medals. In ... ...

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