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George H. W. Bush Fact Sheet

George H.W. Bush

The 41st President of the United States

Name:  George H. W. Bush

Number of terms he served: One

Year he took office: 1989

Birth Date: June 12th, 1924

Age when he took office: 63

State of Birth: Milton, Massachusetts

 Vice President: J. Danforth Quayle

What Party was he from: Republican

What was his major contribution while in office:

Bush wanted to solve a problem for the U.S., a social problem. He used “thousand points of life” to inspire Americans to reach out to those in need.  In 1990 the Thousand Points of Life was a non-profit organization to encourage American citizens to volunteer to help others. This organization was recognized by many people and it soon became a great organization for a great cause.

What did he do after he left office:

Bush and his wife retired and built a retirement home in the West Oaks community, they stayed with a friend in the Tanglewood community while it was being built. In 1993 Bush became one of three presidents to be awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. From 1993 to 1999 he was a chairman to the board of trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowship. And then from 2007 to 2009 he was a chairman of the National Constitution Center. In 2001 Bush’s eldest son, also named George Bush, became the 43rd president for two terms. George H.W. Bush is still alive today.

Did he have a nickname:

Yes, Poppy

Was he married:

Yes, Barbra Peirce

Did he have children:

Yes, five

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