(b. 1924) American Republican statesman, 41st President of the US 1989–93
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).