George Herbert Walker Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. He was an American statesman, and a congressman. He retired from his post to further serve as the President of the United States from 1989-93. He was a man of great service and devoted his life working for the states as a politician, ambassador, and even as the director of Central Intelligence. He was born on June 12, 1924, Massachusetts, and grew up mostly in Greenwich, Connecticut, and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1942.
After his graduation from Phillips academy in Massachusetts, he joined the US Navy in order to compete for his country in the World War II. He was commissioned as a pilot at the age of eighteen which made him earn the title of being the youngest pilot of the nation at that time. This led to combat missions and the medal of the Distinguished Flying Cross in honor of his services and bravery after his plane was shot down by the Japanese in the Pacific. In that incident, even when Bush’s plane was shot and into flames, he continued his target and bombed it successfully before ejecting out of the plane. He later was rescued from the water by an American submarine. He married Barbara Pierce, his teenage fellow from school, in 1945, New York and had 6 children together, one son of whom became the president George Bush II. After his successful completion of service in the military, he admitted himself into Yale, to study economy. He was the member of an underground society named skull and bones, whose speculations are raised to this day. When he graduated from Yale, he along with his family moved to Texas and started a business in oil industry which runs to this day and became the CEO of an offshore drilling company.
George H.W. Bush first won the nomination by the republic for a Senate seat in Texas, but lost the general elections. But soon after, in two years, he acquired a seat among the US Representatives for which he serves two years in 1966. He was appointed by President Nixon himself as the ambassador for the UN and in that role he served the country for 2 years; continuing further as the President of the Republicans. He later served as the Director of CIA but later resigned to run for the vice-presidential position along with Reagan, who was then the governor of the state of California. They teamed up against their opponents together and defeated them leading to Reagan who served as the President along with Bush being the Vice President. After serving two terms as Vice Presentation under tge time of Reagan, Bush became next in line on behalf of Republican presidential candidate in the year 1988 which he eventually won and became the President of the United States of America in the year 1989.
George Herbert Walker Bush duration of presidency improved the foreign policy matters to a significant extent. He was appointed during the period when Germany was refurnishing itself, USSR was failing and the war was finally coming to an end. Bush is credited for his highly productive strategy and efforts to improve the relations between U.S. and Soviet Union because of his meeting with Soviet President 1991, where the two signed the treaty for startegic arms. During his period, he authorized the operations and sent the military to fight in the Persian Gulf and Panama where in the month of December 1989 United States eventually took over Panama and rid them of dictatorship. They secured the Americans who were living there and were being threatened.
Soon after in 1990, the Saddam Hussein incident took place when Hussein ordered an operation to take over Kuwait and threatened KSA that they are next. But George H.W. Bush joined with more than thirty countries to begin an opposing force to fight Iraq in 1991. After a period of war which went long for a month and over, the operation ended in Iraq’s defeat and Kuwait became liberated again. President Bush (Senior) devoted a lot of his attention to voluntary purposes to solve America’s social problems alongside the political ones. He used commonly the term ‘thousand points of light’ to relate the power of the citizens and how their unity can solve each and every community level problem.
Bush himself acted as more of a moderately conservative person regarding agreement and signing of any important legislatures (e.g. Americans with Disabilities Act 1990). He gained popularity and support by majority of Americans for his actions and initiatives that he took to construct a strong ground in terms of foreign relations between United States and other countries. But still, after that he faced criticism when he promised of no new taxes but raised tax to handle the rising budget and to deal with the economy. This is why in 1992; he did not win his bid for re-elections to Bill Clinton. In 2000, Bush’s son and namesake was elected the 43rd U.S. president; he served until 2009.
After his retirement in 1993, he devoted himself to humanitarian activities and volunteer services alongside Bill Clinton. Bush and his wife had little formal involvement in the Republican Party after Clinton’s inauguration and returned to Houston that very day. Their eldest son, George W. Bush, was a two times governor of Texas and he successfully ran the presidential campaign and became the President of the United States in 2000, for which he again served two tenures. The Bushes were the second to make to presidency keeping in kind the US history. The former president George H.W. Bush along with Clinton appeared in several advertisements to raise funds for victims of natural disasters. Bush was then given the title of UN Special envoy for the disaster which happened due to the Indian Ocean tsunami. In 2011 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
George Herbert Walker Bush suffered from Parkinson’s disease, specifically, vascular Parkinsonism which made him bound to a wheel chair since 2012. He died in November 2018 ending his 94 years which is till now, the longest age of any ex-president in the history of United States.