George H. W. Bush

Early Life and Family

What did his parents do for a living?

Prescott S. Bush was a successful Wall Street banker who later went into politics. He served as a U.S. senator for Connecticut from 1952 to 1963. Dorothy Walker Bush, a great tennis player in her youth, reared the couple’s children and, while Prescott served in the Senate, wrote a column entitled “Washington Life of a Senator’s Wife.”


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