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George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st President of the United States. He served a term from 1989 to 1993. He was born in Massachusetts in 1924. His father Prescott Bush was a Senator. George the Navy on his 18th birthday and became its youngest pilot. He 58 combat missions during World War II. He was the Distinguished Flying Cross for in action.

After WWII, Bush worked in the oil and became a multi-millionaire. Like his father, George became interested in . He served two as a Representative to Congress from Texas. Then he was appointed to high-level positions: Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Director of the Central Intelligence (CIA).

In 1980 Bush for the Republican nomination for President. He , but was chosen as a running mate by Ronald Reagan. As Vice President, Bush had responsibility in domestic areas and visited scores of foreign countries. In 1988 Bush won the election to become President. He faced a dramatically changing world, as the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union ceased to .

In other areas of policy, President Bush sent American troops into Panama to overthrow the regime of General Manuel Noriega. His greatest test came when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein Kuwait. He sent 425,000 American troops as part of Operation Desert Storm to Iraq's million-man army. He lost the 1992 election because of a poor and rising violence in inner cities.

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