1) George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. He is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of USA.

2) George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts on June 12, 1924. His father was Prescott Sheldon Bush, a U.S. Senator from Connecticut and mother was Dorothy Bush. George Bush married Barbara Pierce on January 6, 1945.

3) Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Bush postponed his university studies and joined the U.S. Naval Reserve to fight in World War II (1939-45), on his 18th birthday.

4) In 1971, President Richard Nixon appointed Bush as Ambassador to the United Nations. Then Bush was appointed as the ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Later reassigned Bush to the position of Director of Central Intelligence.

5) Bush became President on January 20, 1989. He entered office at a period of change in the world. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Soviet Union came early in his presidency. He ordered military operations in Panama and the Persian Gulf.

6) Bush dissolve of the Soviet Union and oversaw the U.S. military’s removal of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega from power.

7) Bush’s greatest test came when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, then threatened to move into Saudi Arabia. Bush’s handling of the invasion in Kuwait is largely viewed as his greatest presidential success. In 1993, Bush was awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.

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