The Personalities of George H.W. Bush

Portrait of the George H.W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush was named after his maternal grandpa, an investment banker called George Herbert Walker. Because his grandpa was known as “Pop,” George was quickly given the nicknames “Little Pop” and “Poppy,” the latter of which he kept throughout his college years. Bush stood six feet two inches tall, weighs … Read more

The Presidency of George H.W. Bush

Portrait of the George H.W. Bush

On Friday, January 20, 1989, George H.W. Bush was sworn in as the forty-first President of the United States at the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. He served several high-ranking government roles before becoming Vice President under Ronald Reagan. Since Martin Van Buren’s election in 1836, Bush … Read more

The Children of George H.W. Bush

Portrait of the George H.W. Bush

Barbara Pierce was George Herbert Walker Bush’s first wife, whom he married in 1945. Three years later, he graduated from Yale University and relocated to West Texas with his family, where Bush started a successful career in the oil sector. They steered one of the most amazing presidential families in American history, … Read more

The First Lady of George H.W. Bush

Portrait of Barbara Bush

On June 8, 1925, Barbara Pierce was born in New York City as the third of Pauline and Marvin Pierce’s three children. Her father became the head of the McCall Corporation, which publishes the famous women’s magazines “Redbook” and “McCall’s.” Also, her father was a distant relative of the 14th President of … Read more