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Here’s a look at the life and work of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. Learn and share!

  • Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts.
  • In May 1989, George Bush signed a bill which established a Federal Holiday in the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • A major Bush accomplishment in 1991 was the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
    Bush Facts

    He led the most dramatic reorganization of the federal government since the beginning of the Cold War, reforming the intelligence community and establishing new institutions like the Department of Homeland Security.

  • George H. W. Bush signed a new anti-drug law that provides more than $3 billion for expanded anti-drug programs.
  • Bush signed the Immigration Act of 1990.
  • U.S. spearheads allied force in victory over Iraq in Persian Gulf War.
  • Bush’s handling of the invasion in Kuwait is largely viewed as his greatest presidential success.
  • Despite his global successes, economic problems at home have been blamed for Bush’s re-election bid failure in 1992.
  • In 1993 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He was the third American president to receive an honorary knighthood.
  • He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross medal while serving as a pilot in World War II.
  • George celebrated his 85th birthday by going skydiving.
  • Bush is rich. In 1980, He founded his oil company.
  • Bush hated broccoli so much that he made a public refusal to eat it.
  • His son George served as the 43rd president of US.