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Bush, George US English

(1924-), 41st president of the US 1989–93; full name George Herbert Walker Bush. A Texas Republican, he served in the US House of Representatives 1967–71 and as director of the CIA 1976–77. His presidency was preceded by two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president 1981–89. As president, Bush negotiated further arms reductions with the former Soviet Union and organized international action to expel the Iraqis from Kuwait following the invasion in 1990

Bush, George W. US English

(1946-), 43rd president of the US 2001–2009; full name George Walker Bush. He is the son of President George Bush. A conservative Texas Republican, he served as governor of Texas 1995–2000 before he became president in one of the closest and most controversial presidential elections in US history, when the accuracy of the vote count in the state of Florida was challenged by Democratic nominee Al Gore. One of his early acts as president was to launch a ‘War on Terror’ against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon; he also ordered the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, maintaining that Saddam Hussein was developing chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons

George Walker Bush in Bush, George W. US English

(1946-), 43rd president of the US 2001–2009; full name George Walker Bush. He is the son of President George Bush. A conservative Texas Republican, he served as governor of Texas 1995–2000 before he became president in one of the closest and most controversial presidential elections in US history, when the accuracy of the vote count in the state of Florida was challenged by Democratic nominee Al Gore. One of his early acts as president was to launch a ‘War on Terror’ against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon; he also ordered the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, maintaining that Saddam Hussein was developing chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons

George Herbert Walker Bush in Bush, George US English

(1924-), 41st president of the US 1989–93; full name George Herbert Walker Bush. A Texas Republican, he served in the US House of Representatives 1967–71 and as director of the CIA 1976–77. His presidency was preceded by two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president 1981–89. As president, Bush negotiated further arms reductions with the former Soviet Union and organized international action to expel the Iraqis from Kuwait following the invasion in 1990