(1989–93). He had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States
(1981–89), a congressman
, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence
Bush was born in Milton
, Massachusetts, to Senator Prescott Bush
and Dorothy Walker Bush
1989 Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the cold war between their nations may be coming to an end.
1990 President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
1990 George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H. W. Bush.
1991 Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".
1992 A 'joint understanding' agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).
1992 Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
1993 In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
It is possible to tell things by a handshake. I like the "looking in the eye" syndrome. It conveys interest. I like the firm, though not bone crushing shake. The bone crusher is trying too hard to "macho it.: The clammy or diffident handshake — fairly or unfairly — get me off to a bad start with a person.
It just isn't going to work, and it's very interesting that the man who invested this type of what I call a voodoo economic policy...
You don't have to go to college to be a success ... We need the people who run the offices, the people who do the hard physical work of our society.
This is America: the Knights of Columbus, the Grange, Hadassah, the Disabled American Veterans, the Order of Ahepa, the Business and Professional Women of America, the union hall, the Bible study group, LULAC, "Holy Name"—a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
This is Pearl Harbor Day. Forty-seven years ago to this very day, we were hit and hit hard at Pearl Harbor.