Tribpedia: George H.W. Bush

George H. W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States.

Prior to serving as president, he was Vice President under President Ronald Reagan, a Texas congressman, and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

He is married to Barbara Bush.  He is the father of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former U.S. President George W. Bush ...

George P. Bush on Cruz: "We Can Still Be Friends"

George P. Bush is all smiles as his mother, Columba, father, Jeb, and wife, Amanda, applaud during Bush's swearing in as Texas Land Commissioner on Jan. 2, 2015.
George P. Bush is all smiles as his mother, Columba, father, Jeb, and wife, Amanda, applaud during Bush's swearing in as Texas Land Commissioner on Jan. 2, 2015.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush sat down with The Texas Tribune on Thursday for a wide-ranging interview covering U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the health of Bush's grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, the controversy surrounding his office and the Alamo, and what it’s like, as a Mexican-American Republican whose father is running for president, to hear Donald Trump’s incendiary remarks on undocumented workers.

Jeb Bush puts his hand on his son George P. Bush's knee during a light moment in the younger Bush's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 2, 2015, as Texas land commissioner. At right is George P. Bush's wife, Amanda Bush.
Jeb Bush puts his hand on his son George P. Bush's knee during a light moment in the younger Bush's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 2, 2015, as Texas land commissioner. At right is George P. Bush's wife, Amanda Bush.

5 Ways Jeb Bush's 2016 Campaign Runs Through Texas

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush enters the 2016 presidential race with perhaps more ties to Texas than any other candidate in the field besides the two who live here: former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. The state central to his family's political DNA will never be too far removed from Bush's White House ambitions.  

Jeb Bush, back left, on the University of Texas varsity tennis team as a junior in 1973. The team photo appeared in the 1973 Cactus Yearbook.
Jeb Bush, back left, on the University of Texas varsity tennis team as a junior in 1973. The team photo appeared in the 1973 Cactus Yearbook.

In Texas, a Focused Jeb Bush Stood Out From the Crowd

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gears up for an expected presidential run, longtime friends and colleagues say the native Texan always had the aura of political potential hanging over him. From his backyard ballpark in Houston to his years with Texas Commerce Bank, Bush stood out for his abilities — and his relatability.

George H.W. Bush waves as he is introduced at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11, 2014.
George H.W. Bush waves as he is introduced at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11, 2014.

Former President Bush Remains in Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush will remain at a Houston hospital Wednesday night "as a precaution," a spokesman said. The 41st president, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday because of shortness of breath.

 

Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11.
Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11.

George W. Bush, Invoking Father, Urges Jeb to Run

Former President George W. Bush used an event designed to promote a new book to give his brother Jeb a boost. Invoking his father, Bush said: "I can speak for 41 when I say this. He ought to run for president, and he would be a great president should he win.”

Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.
Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.

Younger Barbara Bush Looks to Global Health

Six years after her father left the White House, Barbara Pierce Bush says that she is happy where she is now — heading a nonprofit she co-founded in 2008 called Global Health Corps — and that she has no plans to run for office. She spoke at a Dallas charity event on Wednesday.

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to step down after her April 2013 drunken driving arrest, and Gov. Rick Perry vetoed funding for the public integrity unit, which is housed in the Travis County DA's office.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to step down after her April 2013 drunken driving arrest, and Gov. Rick Perry vetoed funding for the public integrity unit, which is housed in the Travis County DA's office.

The Brief: Special Prosecutor Troubled by Perry's Actions in Veto Threat

A special prosecutor wouldn't say whether Rick Perry committed a crime when he vetoed funds for the Travis County district attorney, but a case could be presented to a grand jury this month.

Debra Medina hosts a monthly potluck with Tea Party activists at her home in Wharton on Sept. 6, 2013.
Debra Medina hosts a monthly potluck with Tea Party activists at her home in Wharton on Sept. 6, 2013.

Spoiler Alert: Medina Switch Could Upend Electoral Math

Republican Debra Medina says she has been encouraged to drop her bid for comptroller and to run instead for governor — as an independent. Why would someone ask her to do that? Political tricksters could be hoping an independent candidate will siphon off votes and change the outcome of the gubernatorial election. 

George P. Bush, a founding member of the Hispanic Republicans of Texas, at the Austin Club on March 1, 2012.
George P. Bush, a founding member of the Hispanic Republicans of Texas, at the Austin Club on March 1, 2012.

George P. Bush Aims to Propel More Hispanics Within GOP

The nephew of former President George W. Bush is focusing on outreach for Hispanic Republicans through his new PAC. Though he's content with that role, he says he knows there is constant speculation about his political future. And any political success could hinge on how Republicans move forward on specific issues.

Governor Perry on stage with his family after announcing his run for the 2012 presidency.
Governor Perry on stage with his family after announcing his run for the 2012 presidency.

Perry Latest in Long Line of White House Hopefuls From Texas

Now that Rick Perry has officially entered the race for president, he'll soon start to set himself apart from the rest of the GOP field. But first, Ben Philpott of KUT News has a look back at how Perry compares with the the other Texans who have made a run for the White House.

Why You Should Invest in Texas Democrats

If we ever hope to see the change we desire, we have to continue to support our candidates — even after a terrible loss. The alternative is to simply give up, and just as that was not acceptable for Republicans when they found themselves on the losing side, it’s not acceptable for us.

An Interview With Former U.S. Rep. Dick Armey

The former University of North Texas economics professor, U.S. House majority leader and hired-gun Washington lobbyist, now the head of the conservative activist group Freedom Works and the co-author of the new book Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto, on what the Tea Party is and isn't, why a GOP majority in Congress isn't enough, where George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush went wrong, what Rick Perry did right and why Barack Obama won't be re-elected in 2012.