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 ...

Former President George W. Bush hugs Laura Bush at the topping out ceremony for the George Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University on October 3, 2011.
Former President George W. Bush hugs Laura Bush at the topping out ceremony for the George Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University on October 3, 2011.

George W. Bush didn't cast a ballot for president

George W. Bush and Laura Bush did not vote for either major-party presidential nominee this year. Instead, they did not make a selection at the top of the ticket and voted for Republicans down ballot.

Former Florida Gov. and presidential candidate Jeb Bush at the GOP debate in Greenville, South Carolina on Feb. 13, 2016.
Former Florida Gov. and presidential candidate Jeb Bush at the GOP debate in Greenville, South Carolina on Feb. 13, 2016.

Jeb Bush to teach at Texas A&M's government school

Former Florida governor and ex-presidential candidate Jeb Bush is joining the Texas A&M University faculty and will teach a short course in the university's public affairs school named after his father, former President George H.W. 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.
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's Campaign Runs Through Texas

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush enters the 2016 presidential race with perhaps more ties to Texas than any other candidates in the field besides the two who live here: former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. 

Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11, 2014.
Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11, 2014.

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 Beyond Politics 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.

GOP gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott speaking at the RedState Gathering in Fort Worth, Texas on August 9, 2014.
GOP gubernatorial nominee Greg Abbott speaking at the RedState Gathering in Fort Worth, Texas on August 9, 2014.

The Brief: Sept. 3, 2014

Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott on Tuesday reaffirmed the watchdog role of the Public Integrity Unit while also defending his agency's investigation of a Houston voter registration group in 2010.

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 22, 2012.
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 22, 2012.

The Brief: May 19, 2014

The news over the weekend that San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is being considered for the post of housing and urban development secretary has people in Texas and D.C. wondering how this rearranges the electoral chessboard for 2016 and beyond.

Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.
Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.

The Brief: April 25, 2014

The House select committee charged with investigating UT System Regent Wallace Hall could vote as early as May 12 on whether to recommend articles of impeachment to the full chamber.

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: April 4, 2014

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.