In 1964, Bush won the Republican nomination for a U. Senate seat from Texas, but lost in the general election. In 1980, Bush ran for the Republican presidential nomination but lost to Ronald Reagan.
A key focus of Bush’s presidency was foreign policy. He met with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and in July 1991, the two men signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-), served as the 41st U. In 2000, Bush’s son and namesake was elected the 43rd U. During that incident, Bush’s plane was hit and set on fire but he continued toward his target, a radio station, and successfully bombed it before parachuting out of his plane.
vice president under Ronald Reagan, from 1981 to 1989. During the 1970s, he held a variety of government posts, including CIA director. Naval Reserve to fight in World War II, which America had entered in December 1941.
After five weeks of the air offensive and 100 hours of a ground offensive, Operation Desert Storm ended in late February with Iraq’s defeat and Kuwait’s liberation. Supreme Court: David Souter in 1990, and Clarence Thomas in 1991.
On the domestic front, Bush, a moderate conservative, signed such important pieces of legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. While Bush gained support among the American public for his foreign policy initiatives, his popularity at home was marred by an economic recession.