His eldest son, George W Bush, went on to become the 43rd United States president.
After graduating from Yale University and venturing into the oil business, Bush jumped into politics and eventually became a congressman, representing the 7th Congressional District in Texas.
Bush famously vowed: "This will not stand, this aggression against Kuwait".
As one of his first major decisions, Bush chose to remove Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega - a former United States ally turned worldwide drug lord - from power.
Four years later, however, Bush lost the presidency to Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, although the two later became friends, occasionally dispatched by subsequent US presidents to oversee assistance efforts after natural disasters. Bush Sr. was the first vice president to be elected to the presidency since 1836, and also the second person in U.S. history whose son was able to become president after his father.
Another son, Jeb - a former Florida governor - made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination in 2016.
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He said the film would only show mistakes the players were already aware of. "We started off the game and we never looked back". In a league of super-teams, it's not a great sign when a player feels he has to do it all to keep his team competitive.
The tally against her this time was barely more than half the number of members who voted against her in caucus two years ago. But two of the critics who met with Pelosi Wednesday said they remained at odds, and that her speakership quest was in peril.
According to the court ruling, if the Parliament fails to do so by 24 May 2019, same-sex marriage will automatically become legal. China claims sovereignty over self-ruled Taiwan , causing decades of friction between the two sides.
Jonas Jerebko added a season-high 20 points, but it wound up not being enough as the Dubs lost their fifth straight road game. Durant capped an 18-point third quarter with a 32-foot pull-up three, the final basket in a personal 13-point streak.
She was also asked about her children and said the little Cambridges are getting into the festive spirit. When a fan asked the duchess if she was excited about Meghan's baby news, she responded with grace.
Gusts of up to 60mph (97 km/h) were recorded along Irish Sea coast on Tuesday, with stronger winds expected on Wednesday. Winds will also turn northwesterly across Northern Ireland later, transferring the main focus to northern areas here.
The migrants' presence has drawn demonstrators - for and against them - and threats from Trump to close the US-Mexico border. The circumstances at the San Ysidro border crossing Sunday were exceptional, but the question facing the agents was not.
However, the plaintiffs are backed by the attorneys general of 30 states including California, Texas, Florida and NY . A judge could triple the compensation to consumers under antitrust law if Apple ultimately loses the suit.
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He told The Wall Street Journal it was " highly unlikely " he would refrain from lifting the levy rates to 25 percent. This week General Motors announced it would close five of its North American plants, costing of almost 15,000 jobs.
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A United Nations panel recently adopted a resolution calling for accountability for gross human rights violations in North Korea. The US has been adamant pressure and sanctions must be maintained on Pyongyang until it fully dismantles its weapons programme.
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He also criticized Cohen , saying he was "a weak person and what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence". As he left the White House shortly after the court proceeding concluded, Trump called Cohen "a weak person".
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Internal sales figures show shoppers spent $250 million on Nintendo products overall between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday . Year-over year, sales of the console over those five days were up by 115%.
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We've let our position be known and we're not happy about it", "This country has done a lot for General Motors . The charges will take place in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of next year.