George H. W. Bush

Political Offices

What did Bush do for the several years before he became vice president?

Bush became a chairperson of a bank in Houston and taught part-time at Rice University’s business school. After this, he served as a director for the Council on Foreign Relations, and decided that he wanted to run for president. He won key primaries in Iowa, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, but lost the presidential candidacy to the popular Ronald Reagan, who later asked Bush to be his running mate.


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