12 Giu George H. W. Bush
Data di morte: 30 Novembre 2018
In: George Bush Presidential Library, George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas, Stati Uniti
He was an American politician who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd vice president from 1981 to 1989.
A member of the Republican Party, he held posts that included those of congressman, ambassador, and CIA director.
Until his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was usually known simply as George Bush.
Bush in 1988 defeated Democratic opponent Michael Dukakis, becoming the first incumbent vice president to be elected president in 152 years.
Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency; military operations were conducted in Panama and the Persian Gulf, the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later.
Bush also signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created a trade bloc consisting of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Domestically, Bush reneged on a 1988 campaign promise and signed a bill to increase taxes.
He lost the 1992 presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton following an economic recession and the decreased importance of foreign policy in a post–Cold War political climate.