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Remembering George H.W. Bush
Dec 5, 2018 at 02:31 PM

The Quick Facts

  • Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush passed away in Houston, Texas on November 30th, 2018.
  • Bush, a Republican, was the 41st U.S. President, serving between 1989 and 1993. He was Ronald Reagan's Vice President between 1981 and 1989.
  • During his presidency, the United States conducted military operations in Panama and the Persian Gulf, the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union dissolved, and NAFTA was signed. Bush also raised taxes, reneging on a campaign promise he had made in 1988.
  • In 1992, Bush lost his re-election campaign to Bill Clinton. Many attribute Bush's loss to a weak economic recovery from a recession, and the lessened importance of foreign policy in the Post-Cold War Era.
  • Bush served in the U.S. Navy as an aviator following the attack on Pearl Harbor until 1945. He graduated from Yale University in 1948, moved to Texas, and founded his own oil company.

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