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September 14, 1997 | NICK GREEN
Prescott Bush, elder brother of former President George Bush and chairman of the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce, will speak about international trade at a dinner Wednesday in Ventura. The "Destination: China" dinner is one of two local events kicking off the chamber's October trade mission to China and Hong Kong.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2010
Prescott S. Bush Jr. President George H.W. Bush's brother Prescott S. Bush Jr., 87, the brother of one U.S. president and another's uncle, died Wednesday in Hingham, Mass., after a long illness, according to his family. A retired insurance executive, Bush was the brother of former President George H.W. Bush and the uncle of former President George W. Bush. Bush was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Portland, Maine, the oldest of five children of U.S. Sen. Prescott Bush of Connecticut and Dorothy Walker Bush.
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December 30, 1989 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Prescott Bush, the President's brother, is a partner in a business venture in China with a Japanese company accused in Senate testimony of paying $4 million in bribes to Gen. Manuel A. Noriega, the ousted Panamanian strongman. The deal between Bush and Tokyo-based Aoki Corp. involves construction of an $18-million golf course and resort outside the Chinese port city of Shanghai.
OPINION
February 8, 2004 | Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips' new book, just published, is "American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush."
Despite February polls showing President Bush losing his early reelection lead, he's still the favorite. No modern president running unopposed in his party's primaries and caucuses has ever lost in November. But there may be a key to undoing that precedent. The two Bush presidencies are so closely linked, especially over Iraq, that the 43rd can't be understood apart from the 41st.
NEWS
June 11, 1991 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police investigators following the serpentine money trails of a company strongly suspected of being tied to a major Japanese yakuza (gangster) group have stumbled across a surprising American connection.
NEWS
December 5, 1992 | Associated Press
President Bush's mother, Dorothy, bequeathed the bulk of her estate to her five children, but she also left $2,000 to the family's former cook and nearly $50,000 to various charities and institutions. Mrs. Bush died Nov. 19 at her home in Greenwich, Conn., a day after suffering a stroke. She was 91. Her will, filed last week in Martin County Circuit Court, didn't give the estate's value, but it is believed to be worth millions. The will was revised less than six months ago.
OPINION
February 8, 2004 | Kevin Phillips, Kevin Phillips' new book, just published, is "American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush."
Despite February polls showing President Bush losing his early reelection lead, he's still the favorite. No modern president running unopposed in his party's primaries and caucuses has ever lost in November. But there may be a key to undoing that precedent. The two Bush presidencies are so closely linked, especially over Iraq, that the 43rd can't be understood apart from the 41st.
NEWS
December 13, 1989 | JIM MANN and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A company that employs President Bush's brother, Prescott, as a consultant stands to benefit if the President clears the way for the shipment of two satellites to China by the Hughes Aircraft Co. U.S. officials and foreign diplomats have said President Bush is expected to approve exporting the satellites within the next week or two. The action would represent one of the measures the Administration is taking in an effort to improve strained relations with China.
NEWS
December 19, 1988 | Associated Press
Members of the Electoral College, which includes George Bush's son Neil and brother Prescott, voted in state capitals across the country today to formally elect Bush as President, fulfilling an antiquated but surviving constitutional ritual. "It was a nice honor, to get to cast a vote for my dad," Neil Bush, a Denver oilman, said before performing his duty in Colorado as one of the nation's 538 electors. "It'll be nice to be a small footnote in history."
NEWS
June 26, 1992 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prescott Bush, the President's elder brother, Thursday escalated his legal battle with a group of reputed Japanese organized crime figures--a move certain to cause political embarrassment for the White House. The Japanese group filed suit against Prescott Bush on May 5, claiming that he had reneged on an agreement to pay them $2.5 million as a result of a failed business deal. On Thursday, Bush filed a countersuit in U.S.
NEWS
May 22, 2001 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Walker Bush (Class of '68) and Yale University buried the hatchet on Monday, as the proud West Texan embraced his alma mater after decades of rejecting the school for what he saw as its intellectual arrogance, then for his own political convenience and finally for perceived slights against his father (Class of '48).
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April 22, 2001 | Associated Press
Former President George Bush echoed his son's calls for the United States to be a humble world leader during a talk Saturday at Yale University's 300th anniversary celebration. "The United States has got to reach out. You can't treat everybody with arrogance because we are the only remaining superpower," said Bush, a 1948 Yale graduate. Bush said Operation Desert Storm was successful because a coalition of countries worked together to end Iraq's aggression in the Middle East.
NEWS
January 20, 2001 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And we thought the Kennedys were a big political dynasty. After eight years of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, the glamorous Kennedys stirred the national imagination as they ushered in the New Frontier. Yet when John F. Kennedy moved into the White House 40 years ago, one brother was not yet attorney general and the other was still too young to run for the Senate. Their father was a former ambassador to Britain. Today, as George W.
NEWS
July 30, 2000 | RICHARD T. COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's nearly noon. The sun is hot. Since an early-morning flight from Austin, Texas, George W. Bush already has given a speech to senior citizens and sat through an hour's bus ride crammed with local news interviews. He still has autographs to sign here at the Wood House barbecue shack, then a tour of the Corvette plant and an airport rally in nearby Bowling Green. Yet Bush is working three or four hundred yards of rope line as though it were a dip in the pool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1997 | NICK GREEN
Prescott Bush, elder brother of former President George Bush and chairman of the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce, will speak about international trade at a dinner Wednesday in Ventura. The "Destination: China" dinner is one of two local events kicking off the chamber's October trade mission to China and Hong Kong.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | JOHN KING, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The candidate wanted to talk about getting tough on crime and cutting government spending, but his audience wanted to know about Christmas at Camp David and whether it was mom or dad who really wore the pants in the family. Jeb Bush answered patiently, politely, and then added: "I am running for governor not because I am George and Barbara Bush's son. I am running because I am George P. and Noelle and Jeb's father." It is not easy for the child of a President to carve out a political identity of his own, a lesson that two sons of George Bush are learning first hand as they run for governor: Jeb Bush in Florida and George W. Bush in Texas.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Suit Names President's Brother: A Tokyo investment company linked to the Japanese underworld has filed a $2.5-million lawsuit against Prescott S. Bush Jr., the president's older brother, over an investment that he helped arrange in an American firm that collapsed last year. West Tsusho Co. filed the suit in federal court in New York on May 8 but it attracted public attention only Monday, when a judge ordered Bush to respond by June 25.
NEWS
January 20, 2001 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And we thought the Kennedys were a big political dynasty. After eight years of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, the glamorous Kennedys stirred the national imagination as they ushered in the New Frontier. Yet when John F. Kennedy moved into the White House 40 years ago, one brother was not yet attorney general and the other was still too young to run for the Senate. Their father was a former ambassador to Britain. Today, as George W.
NEWS
December 5, 1992 | Associated Press
President Bush's mother, Dorothy, bequeathed the bulk of her estate to her five children, but she also left $2,000 to the family's former cook and nearly $50,000 to various charities and institutions. Mrs. Bush died Nov. 19 at her home in Greenwich, Conn., a day after suffering a stroke. She was 91. Her will, filed last week in Martin County Circuit Court, didn't give the estate's value, but it is believed to be worth millions. The will was revised less than six months ago.
NEWS
October 12, 1992 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
As they wrestled with issues ranging from health care to international affairs Sunday night, President Bush, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and businessman Ross Perot generally stayed close to the facts. Each had some questionable assertions--but their sins against the truth were mostly venial, not mortal.
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