War in the Pacific
Mr.. Bush joins the fleet on his 18th birthday during World War II and becomes a torpedo bombing pilot. 1965
On January 6th, after returning from the war, he marries Barbara Pierce as he had met on a dance. They have six children and become the longest married couple in presidential history.
Baseball and Yale
Striking The Rich
He forms an oil exploration store with a Texas entrepreneur. Two years later, they join forces with another company to form Zapata Petroleum. For a long time, he makes his first million.
A Turn to Politics
Mr.. Bush is running successfully for the president of the Harris County Republican Committee. His victory catches eyes on Texas Republican leaders.
An early defeat
By the President’s Call Richard M. Nixon, he runs for the Senate and challenges Democratic Commander Ralph Yarborough. Mr Bush loses 43 percent of the vote.
Mr.. Bush goes to Washington
Mr.. Bush is duly elected to the House of Representatives from a rich Houston district. “I took some of the right right positions to be elected,” he says. “I hope I’ll never do it again.”
Denied the Senate Again
At the request of Nixon, he gives his place to run back for the senate and be defeated again this time by Lloyd Bentsen Jr.
A party post as scandal bridges
Nixon is named Bush’s president of the Republican National Committee when the Watergate scandal begins to evolve. He later joins a rumor of voices calling the president to resign.
Success of the Presidency Gerald R. Ford is named Bush’s Envoy to China on September 4, 1974, after transferring him to the Vice President. This job goes to Nelson A. Rockefeller.
CIA’s New Chief
Senate confirms Mr. Bush as Head of Central Intelligence on January 27th. Ford charges him to restore the morality of the CIA, accused of abusing the power of Nixon.
Vice President Bush
After shorter driving for President himself, Mr. Ronald Reagan’s choice for running mate. They convince, Ostror Jimmy Carter, and sail to re-1984.
Yes, New Treasures
MR. Bush successfully negotiates a budget agreement in September to reduce the federal deficit by raising the wealth of wealthy, but abandoning its promise of “no new taxes” will cost him.
The Gulf War
built an international coalition, Mr. Bush, January 16, orders airstrikes on Baghdad to force invading Iraqi troops from Kuwait. The war’s success is the peak of his presidency.
His name is Clarence Thomas, a black conservative prosecutor, to fill the seat moved by Justice Thurgood Marshall, a black liberal.
A Single President
In a three-day competition where Ross Perot wins 19 percent of the vote, Bill Clinton denies 43 percent Bush a second term. “Do not understand that,” he wrote. “But life continues.”
Like Father, As Son
George W. Bush is elected president with 271 voters, a little victory over Al Gore. Many believe that his father’s name helped him secure the White House.
Make up with Clinton
The former presidents traveled Asia on February 19th and promised relief efforts to areas recovering from a tsunami. They become friends and relate to other humanitarian efforts.