George H. W. Bush Timeline

George H. W. Bush Timeline of events for the 41st American President of the United States, both public and private.

1924 George H. W. Bush was born on June 12 in Milton, Massachusetts
1929 Herbert Clark Hoover becomes the 31st U.S. President
U.S. stock market crash
1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt becomes the 32nd U.S. President
The 20th amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified
1934 The Gold Reserve Act adopted
The Securities and Exchange Commission is created
1935 The Social Security Act is adopted
1939 World War II begins
1941 The Japanese forces attack Pearl Harbor
The United States Declares war with Japan, officially entering World War II
1942 June 12, Bush graduates from the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and enlists in the United States Navy
1944 September 2, Bush is shot down over the Pacific Ocean, surviving the crash and rescued by the Submarine USS Finback
1945 Bush marries Barbara Pierce on January 6, in Rye, New York
April 12, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies and Vice President Harry S. Truman assumes the Presidency
November 1, Bush attends Yale University graduating with a B.A. in Economics
1946 July 6, Son George Walker Bush is born in New Haven Connecticut
1949 Daughter Pauline Robinson is born on December 20 in Compton, California
1950 The Bush family moves to Midland, Texas
1953 Dwight David Eisenhower becomes the 34th U.S. President
Son John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is born on February 11 in Midland, Texas
Daughter Robin dies of leukemia on October 12, 1953 at the young age of four
1955 Son Niel Mallon is born on January 22 in Midland, Texas
1956 Son Marvin Pierce is born on October 22 in Midland, Texas
The Bush family moves to Houston, Texas
1959 Daughter Dorothy Walker is born on August 18 in Houston, Texas
1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy becomes the 35th U.S. President
1963 November 22, John F. Kennedy is assassinated while campaigning for re-election in Dallas, Texas
Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Kennedy
1966 November 8, Bush is elected to the United States House of Representatives
1968 November 5, Bush is re-elected to the House of Representatives
1969 Richard Milhous Nixon becomes the 37th U.S. President
1970 Bush runs for the U.S. Senate unsuccessfully, losing to Democrat Lloyd Benson
1971 February 26, Bush becomes the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
1974 In order to avoid impending Presidential Impeachment, Richard Nixon becomes the first President in American History to resign from the Presidency
1976 Bush becomes the director of the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA)
1979 Bush runs for the Presidential Republican nomination unsuccessfully. Losing the Republican nomination to California Governor Ronald Reagan.
1980 Bush is nominated by Ronald Reagan as his Vice Presidential running mate
1981 Ronald Reagan becomes the 40th U.S. President beating Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter by a landslide
March 30, Ronald Reagan survives a Presidential assassination attempt on his life, shot outside a D.C. Hotel.
1989 George H. W. Bush becomes the 41st U.S. President
1990 November 15, Bush signs in to law the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
1991 Bush orders Operation Desert Storm to liberate Kuwait from the Iraq invasion by Sudan Hussein.
July 1, Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Thurgood Marshall's seat
1992 Bush lost his re-election bid to Demoractic Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas and third party candidate Ross Perot
November 19, Bush's mother Dorothy Walker Bush dies
1993 Bush attends the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton as the 42nd U.S. President
1996 Bill Clinton wins re-election to a second term, defeating Republican Senator Bob Dole
1997 The George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas opens
1998 President Bill Clinton is Impeached by the United States House of Representatives on December 19, for Perjury and Obstruction of Justice
1999 Bush publishes his book "All the Best, George Bush".
2000 George W. Bush is victorious over Vice President Al Gore and becomes the 43rd U.S. President
2001 Bush attends the Presidential Inauguration of son George W. Bush on January 20
2004 President George W. Bush wins re-election defeating Democrat Senator John Kerry
Bush turns 80 and celebrate by tandem-skydiving at his Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.
2005 Bush is asked by President George W. Bush to join former President Bill Clinton to lead a nationwide fundraising effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
2009 Barack Hussein Obama becomes the 44th U.S. President
2013 April 25, Bush attends the George W. Bush Presidential Library dedication ceremony with First Lady Barbara Bush. Also in attendance were Presidents and First Ladies: Barack and Michelle Obama; George W. and Laura Bush; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter;
President George H. W. Bush along with members of his secret service detail shaved their heads in support of little 2 year old Patrick fighting Leukemia.

Back to top of George H.W. Bush Timeline Page

Back to George H. W. Bush Facts Page

Back to American Presidents History Home Page

Connect With US =>

President George H. W. Bush

"A President must be many things. He must be a shrewd protector of America's interests; and he must be an idealist who leads those who move for a freer and more democratic planet. And he must see to it that government intrudes as little as possible in the lives of the people; and yet remember that it is right and proper that a nation's leader take an interest in the nation's character. And he must be able to define and lead a mission."

~George Bush

George H. W. Bush