January 21, 1989 |
George Bush took the oath of office as the nation's 41st President on Friday and--sounding the keynote for a day replete with pageantry and tradition--vowed to "make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world." Bush's inaugural address was at once a celebration of American democracy and an exhortation to Americans to rise higher. "America today is a proud, free nation, decent and civil," the new President proclaimed.
August 16, 1992 |
The Republican National Convention, meeting this week in Houston, is shaping up as the most skittish to endorse a sitting GOP President since the 1932 convention crossed its fingers and renominated another unpopular and failed economic policy-maker--Herbert C. Hoover. Even if George Bush, now at 30% approval in the polls, gets a short-term boost from a good speech on Thursday, the precedents are about as chilling as Texas' August air conditioning.
July 30, 2000 |
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.
November 22, 1987 |
He is a man of many Americas, North and South, new money and old, the refined manners of the Connecticut upper crust and the brash spirit of the Texas oil fields. There he is in the photos, one of history's great survivors: ambassador to the United Nations, envoy to China, director of the CIA. He was nearly Nixon's choice for vice president, nearly Ford's, finally Reagan's. But there is something fuzzy in the grain, as if all this adaptability has caused things to blur.
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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.
August 8, 2004 |
Three generations of Bushes, including a president and a former president, converged in a small stone church by the sea to celebrate George Prescott Bush's wedding. The wedding of President Bush's nephew -- the son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- to Amanda Williams took place under sunny skies and a heavy security presence. The president made the one-minute drive from his family's Walker's Point home to the church in an armored SUV.
December 23, 1988 |
President-elect George Bush's son and grandson will travel to Soviet Armenia on Christmas Day to help distribute American aid to earthquake victims, Soviet officials said today. Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman Gennady I. Gerasimov told Tass press agency that Jeb Bush and his 11-year-old son, George Prescott Bush, "will participate in a ceremony of transferring to Armenia relief aid from the United States."
December 24, 1988 |
President-elect George Bush's son and grandson will travel to Soviet Armenia on Christmas Day to help distribute American aid to earthquake victims, Soviet officials said Friday. Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman Gennady I. Gerasimov said that John Ellis Bush and 11-year-old George Prescott Bush "will participate in a ceremony of transferring to Armenia relief aid from the United States." The aid will include medicine, medical equipment and toys for children who survived the Dec.
October 12, 1992 |
Democrat Bill Clinton invoked a surprising political role model in his debate with President Bush and Ross Perot on Sunday night: Prescott Bush, the President's late father. Clinton was responding to Bush's recent charges that the Democrat was "wrong" to demonstrate against the Vietnam War when he was a university student in England, and that he needed to explain his 1969 vacation trip to Moscow. "You have questioned my patriotism," Clinton told the President.