Bush, George H. W.

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Bush, George H. W. Gender: M
George Herbert Walker Bush
born on 12 June 1924 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Milton, Massachusetts, 42n15, 71w04
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°19' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°12 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 26°36'

George H. W. Bush


American Republican politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A Yale graduate in 1948, he went on to become a business executive and owner of Zapata Petroleum. Bush first took public office as GOP Chairman in 1963. From there, he served as a Congressman in 1966 for two terms and spent a diplomatic year in China in 1974. He was director of the CIA from 1975 to 1977. Bush was elected Vice-President under Ronald Reagan in 1980, taking office in January 1981.

Young George was a student at Andover, where his grades were less impressive than his extracurricular records as senior class president, captain of the soccer and baseball teams and, maintaining his faith, chairman of the student deacons.

Six months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, George got his diploma. On his 18th birthday, against the wishes of his parents who wanted him to go on to college, he was sworn into the Navy. When he got his wings in August 1943, he was the Navy's youngest pilot. By the time he emerged from the service two years later, he was a war hero. On 2 September 1944, he nearly died when his torpedo bomber, nicknamed "Barbara" for his girl friend, took a hit over the Pacific island of Chichi Jima. With the plane on fire, he flew on to drop his bombs on target. He stayed at the controls, hoping his two crewmen could parachute to safety, but both died. Bailing out over the ocean, Bush was picked up within two hours by an American submarine. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three air medals.

Home on leave three months later, Bush married Barbara Pierce on 6 January 1945, a debutante whose dad was president of McCall's. They had met three years earlier at a Christmas party when they were 16 and 17, and had connected with a particular intensity from then.

Following his September 1945 discharge from the Navy, George entered Yale to study economics. He and his young bride moved into a basement apartment in New Haven.

Racking up the proper credentials, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in the fall of 1948. Although his dad's international banking firm offered him a job, Bush headed for Texas with Barbara and their baby, George Jr., and tapped into the oil boom. He took a job painting machinery for $375 a month and they lived in a shabby rented house next door to a mother-daughter team of prostitutes. By 1953, he sunk all of his savings into an investment with three partners in a wildcatting operation. The company, Zapata Petroleum, would eventually make him a millionaire when he sold out in 1966.

He and Barbara's lives were not without grief. One morning in 1953 their little girl Robin, a three-year old, woke listless and weak; she had leukemia and died six months later, on 11 October 1953. His dad died in 1972 and his mom 20 years later.

The family stayed in Texas for 11 more years before Bush made the plunge into politics. His dad, Prescott, had served ten years as a U.S. Senator, up to 1962, just two years before George tried to win a Senate seat. He lost the 1964 race, but three years later a Republican district in Houston sent him to Congress for two terms. In 1970, he had a deflating loss of the Senate position to Lloyd Bentsen.

In March 1971, Bush was appointed U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.; two years later he became chairman of the Watergate-plagued Republican National Committee. After Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford named Bush U.S. envoy to China, where he and Barbara stayed for 14 months before returning home to head the C.I.A.

In 1980, he entered the presidential fray as Ronald Reagan's running mate.

In November 1988, he was elected to the Presidency and sworn in on 20 January 1989. The defining event of his Presidency was Desert Storm, the 1991 military operation in Kuwait. As a WW II vet, Bush was offended at the way we fought the Vietnam War, though he supported the president. So with Desert Storm, he was determined that we were going to do what was needed.

On 3 November 1992, he lost re-election to Bill Clinton. The pressure of public life was replaced by more time for family and private pursuits. They moved to a new home in Houston in October 1993. His idea of retirement was fishing for three hours, jogging for 30 minutes, playing tennis and golf and then maybe reading a book and watching a movie. In the four following years, he traveled widely throughout the U.S., giving speeches and meeting Americans from all walks of life. Troubled by the patterns of the late 20th century, domestic crime, violence, drugs, the economy and educational standards, he called for a return to the values of honesty, integrity, honor, duty, service as a way of life. He credited his values from having loving parents, and both he and Barbara made a concentrated effort to pass those same values on to their kids. On 3 November 1998, his son George Jr. was elected Governor of Texas and his son Jeb, Governor of Florida.

Bush always loved the competition, comparing the rush of politics to that of sports. Highly sociable, he had an active camaraderie with his circle of male friends and was known as a big flirt with the ladies. Family figured high on his list of priorities, with 13 grandkids keeping the household young. His golf game had always been an important part of his rest-and-recreation, along with social mixers. At 72, he made headlines with a parachute jump out of a plane 12,500 feet above the Arizona desert.

Bush had a pension of nearly $150,000 a year and commanded more than $60,000 a speech.

He was hospitalized briefly, from 24 to 26 February 2000, for suffering light-headedness during a political reception. It was determined to be related to his thyroid condition. The former US President was brought to a California hospital on 11 March 2007 after he collapsed on a golf course. He was released the next day after being treated for dehydration.

His brother Prescott died on 23 June 2010; he was 87.

At the time of his wife's death on 17 April 2018, George H. W. had been married to Barbara for 73 years; theirs was the longest presidential marriage in American history.

Bush suffered from vascular parkinsonism, a form of Parkinson's disease that had forced him to use a motorized scooter or wheelchair since at least 2012. He died on the night of 30 November 2018, aged 94, at his home in Houston. At the time of his death, Bush was the longest-lived American president in history.

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  • business associate/partner relationship with Quayle, Dan (born 4 February 1947). Notes: Vice-President
  • business associate/partner relationship with Reagan, Ronald (born 6 February 1911)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Clinton, Bill (born 19 August 1946)
  • parent->child relationship with Bush, Jeb (born 11 February 1953)
  • parent->child relationship with Bush, Robin (born 20 December 1949)
  • spouse relationship with Bush, Barbara (born 8 June 1925). Notes: Happy very
  • other kin relationship with Hager, Mila (born 13 April 2013). Notes: Great grandkin
  • other kin relationship with Hager, Poppy (born 13 August 2015). Notes: Great grandkin
  • other kin relationship with Lauren, James (born 21 November 2015). Notes: Great-grandkin
  • compare to chart of Vandenberg, Hoyt (born 24 January 1899). Notes: Directors of the CIA
  • role played of/by Modine, Matthew (born 22 March 1959). Notes: 2018 film "Speed Kills"


  • Social : Joined group 12 June 1942 (Sworn into U.S. Navy)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 25 December 1942 (Met Barbara Pierce at a Christmas party)
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  • Work : Gain social status August 1943 (Got his wings, youngest pilot)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 2 September 1944 (Plane hit, went down)
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  • Social : Left group 1945 (Discharged from Service)
  • Relationship : Marriage 6 January 1945 (Barbara Pierce Bush)
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  • Social : End a program of study 1948 (Graduated from Yale)
  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property 1953 (Invested in Zapata Petroleum with three partners)
  • Death of Child 11 October 1953 (Daughter Robin died of leukemia)
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  • Work : New Job 1963 (GOP Chairman)
  • Work : New Career 1966 (Congressman)
  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property 1966 (Sold Zapata, made millions)
  • Work : New Career 1967 (Entered public office)
  • Work : New Job 1974 (Diplomat in China)
  • Work : New Job 1975 (Director of the CIA)
  • Social : Great Publicity November 1980 (Elected Vice-President of U.S.)
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  • Work : Gain social status January 1981 (Sworn in as V-P)
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  • Social : Great Publicity November 1988 (Elected to the Presidency)
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  • Work : Gain social status 20 January 1989 at 12:00 noon in Washington, DC. (Sworn in as U.S. President)
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  • Work : Lose social status 3 November 1992 (Lost re-election to Clinton)
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  • Death of Mother 19 November 1992 (Mom died after a stroke)
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  • Family : Change residence October 1993 (Move to new home in Houston, TX)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 30 November 1993 (Honorary Knighted by Queen Elizabeth)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 24 February 2000 (Hospitalized with irregular heartbeat and tests)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 21 January 2001 (Son George W. sworn in as president)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 11 March 2007 (Dehydration; one night in hospital)
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  • Other Misc. 25 November 2017 (Succeeded Gerald Ford as longest-lived American president in history)
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  • Death by Disease 30 November 2018 (Vascular parkinsonism, age 94)
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Source Notes

Robert Cole quotes news clipping in Mercury Hour, 4/1989, "Prescott Bush's first son was born at a quarter of noon." Carol Griffin quotes him for 11:38 AM in 1980 at at lecture. Zip Dobyns quotes a friend of the family for 11:05 AM. Steinbrecher quotes his personal secretary, G. Hayward, letter on White House stationery, "born at home at 12:00 Noon".

In June 2008, Wayne Turner wrote the following to Pat Taglilatelo that Bush was born between 10 and 11 AM giving as the source the following: "I received the following email in May 2008:Thank you for contacting the George Bush Presidential Library. The information we have on the time of the former president's birth comes from the Bush Family Scrapbook, 4/1974-10/1974; Dorothy W. Bush Collection, Reminiscences of Dorothy Walker Bush, which relays that George H. W. Bush was born at home at 173 Adams Street in Milton,Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, on June 12, 1924 between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Dr. Thomas R. Goethals of 443 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts attended to Mrs. Bush along with an unidentified midwife during the delivery.

Sincerely, John Blair Archives Technician, George Bush Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration

Atr on 18 March 2013: Wayne Turner's quote seems the best source, which results in a birth time of 10.30 am, with 30 minutes uncertainty. The newspaper report by Cole is not verified.

Alexander Marr in his book "Astrologers, Kings, Politicians and Others" Part II rectified his chart to 11.31.18 EDT Asc 8Vir29'


  • Traits : Body : Handedness (Left mostly)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's (Vascular parkinsonism, terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Thyroid condition)
  • Family : Childhood : Family extraordinarily supportive (Loving parents, family values)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (73 years, 1945-2018)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Compatible (Barbara Pierce)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Two boys in public office)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Property
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Golf)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Vascular parkinsonism)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 94)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Zapata Petroleum)
  • Vocation : Law : CIA (Director of the CIA, 1975-1977)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Shot down)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Distinguished Flying Cross, three medals)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WW II)
  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat (Diplomatic year in China)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Republican)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Congressman for two terms, Vice Prez)
  • Vocation : Politics : U.S. Presidents (Elected)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted (Honorary)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (World figure)
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Longest-lived American president in history, 2017-)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book