President George Herbert Walker Bush

Created by Jennifer, Caroline, Lauren, and Maggie P.

Childhood                                                                                                                                  -George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. In the beginning he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He later moved to Greenwich, Connecticut where he got his formal education at Greenwich County Day School. He held a number of leadership positions including president of the senior class, secretary of student council, president of the community fundraising group, and captain of both the varsity baseball and soccer teams. In December of 1941 Bush decided to join the U.S Navy. So after graduating from Phillips in 1942 he became a naval aviator. After completing the ten-month course, he was commissioned an ensign in the U.S Naval Reserve.

Marriage                                                                                                                                             -On January 6, 1945 George Bush married Barbara Pierce. George and Barbara had six children, Pauline Robinson, John Ellis, Neil Mallon, Marvin Pierce, Dorothy,and George Walker Bush. They now only have five children because their daughter Dorothy had died when she was an infant.

Political Years-                                                                                                                                      -Before Bush became president, he was elected as Senator from Connecticut in 1952. He also served two terms as a Representative to Congress from Texas, and was included in many more political programs. George H.W Bush was the forty-first of the United States. He was elected in 1989, when he was sixty-four years old. He served as President for first  term, and did not run for a a second term.

The Apology Letter
On October 9, 1991, Envelopes from the United States Government were  issued to the living survivors of the relocation of Japanese Americans. The Envelopes contained a formal apology letter from President George H. W. Bush and a check worth twenty-thousand dollars.  The purpose of the the Letters were to apologize to the Japanese-Americans for the relocation during World War II, and to compensate them with a payment of money they may have lost due to the relocation.


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