Prescott Bush
Former US Senator, Father of George H.W. Bush
Prescott Bush
Prescott Sheldon Bush was a Wall Street executive banker and a United States Senator, representing Connecticut from 1952 until January 1963. He was the father of George H. W. Bush and the grandfather of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush (43rd Governor of Florida).
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Is There a President Jeb Bush in the White House's Future? - The Moderate Voice
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Jeb Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush's first run for Senate in Connecticut was partially sunk by GOP opponents attacking him due to his Planned Parenthood ties. During his ten years in office he voted to censure Wisconsin Republican Senator Joseph
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The return of Neil Bush - Salon
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George W. Bush also forged a close relationship with China, and Neil's deceased uncle, Prescott Bush Jr., was a close friend of former premier Jiang Zemin and did a good deal of business there. In March of this year, Bush Sr., wife Barbara and Neil had
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Why Congress Blocking the Debt Ceiling Increase Will Launch an Economic Boom - The Market Oracle
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This was supported by Prescott Bush at that time. His son Bush41 “Read my lips no new taxes” increased taxes to bring an end to the Reagan Boom in 1989. Then, Bush43 implementing the Hoover MTM strategy again Nov 9, 2007, making it possible for Obama
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'Big Easy Brides': She Is Your Cousin - Huffington Post
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Flora married Samuel Prescott Bush. Samuel and Flora both descend from Simon Newcomb who was born abt 1666 in Maine. Samuel descends from one son of Simon---Flora descends from another son of Simon. Thus Flora married her cousin
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How Does Perry Fair Among Hispanics? - Ology
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Jeb's wife is Hispanic and his son, George Prescott Bush, even looks like a weird Cuban-Bush hybrid: (George P. has a political future too, folks. Watch him.) On the flipside of that equation, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and New Englander by way of
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Why Rick Perry Is Way Worse Than George W. Bush - RollingStone.com (blog)
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But at the end of the day, Dubya was still the grandson of Wall Street banker and Connecticut Senator Prescott Bush. Perry doesn't need to clear brush on a ranch to prove his Texas bona fides. He was born and raised by tenant farmers in Paint Creek,
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Nixon Nearly Picked Bush as VP - U.S. News & World Report (blog)
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Prescott Bush, the former president's father, in his epilogue: "It's not important how many friends you make when you're in the job, any important job—you'll have lots of them. What's important: How many of them you have after you leave."
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Debt Crisis Debate What Was It All About? - CounterCurrents.org
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(Speculators Bernard Baruch and Joe Kennedy, JFK's father, etc. liquidating stocks right before the crash; Prescott Bush, of the Bush presidential dynasty to be, though international banking.) Everyone knows that when the stock market prices drop
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Behind the Reporting on David Wu and Other Sex Scandals - The Portland Mercury (blog)
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Of course, none of its certain, but the point is to implement the dream of the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret sanger, Prescott Bush, the House of Rothschild,, the Rockefeller family, and Adolph Hitler. As proof of our urgent need to purify the
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When Can We Start Cutting the Size of Government? - The New American
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It should be noted that Prescott Bush, George W.'s grandfather, was also a Bonesman. He became a partner at the Wall Street firm of Brown Brothers Harriman, of which W. Averill Harriman was also a Bonesman. In fact, of the 29 partners,
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'When I'm president,' &c. - National Review Online
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Democrats would always compare him with his father, the late senator Prescott Bush. “His dad was such an admirable, gentlemanly Republican, but the son has thrown in with the far Right.” Bush 41 actually had to defend himself at a press conference,
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VENEZUELA: Calaveras, huesos y el club Bilderberg - EntornoInteligente
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... del banco Brown Brother Hariman, interesados en un liderazgo secreto con influencia planetaria fascista ya que Ha riman y Prescott Bush, fueron los banqueros y socios de Adolfo Hitler, dice la autobiografía de George Bush padre muy poco conocida
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The Achilles heel of the foreign policy smart set - Foreign Policy
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... Andrew Mellon (head of Alcoa, banker, and Secretary of Treasury), Allen Dulles (later head of the CIA), Prescott Bush, Thomas J. Watson (IBM), Seward Bishop Collins, (Lindbergh's America First organization at one point had 800.000 members)
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Obama/Petraeus/Panetta/Gates Blowing Children Into Body Parts Should Start At Home - OpEdNews
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... investing in building the Nazi war machine and making mega-fortunes during a 50-millions-butchered-war (17 million children) made inevitable by John Rockefeller and his lead associates and co-investors in Hitler like Ford, Dupont, Prescott Bush,
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KIPP Reach Academy Students reflect on their experience at the college prep school - Tulsa Today (blog)
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One notable St. George's alumna is: Prescott Bush, grandfather of George W. Bush. Annetta is now a senior planning to begin her college search to lead to a career as a physician. “I'm looking at colleges now, researching, making my final list,
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Herman Cain: 'You Don't Need Foreign Policy Experience To Know Who Your ... - Mediaite.com
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Several business operations managed by Prescott Bush – the president's grandfather – were seized by the US government during World War II under the Trading with the Enemy Act. On October 20, 1942, the federal government seized the Union Banking
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Connecticut GOP Chairman Backs Pawlenty - Human Events
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Pawlenty as the speaker at the annual Prescott Bush Dinner that is the Connecticut GOP's biggest fund-raising event. Healy spoke to us shortly after attending a private reception for Newt Gingrich, one of Pawlenty's rivals for the '12 nomination and
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Prescott Bush
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  • 1972
    He died in 1972 at age 77 and was interred at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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  • 1963
    A staunch supporter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he served until January 1963.
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  • 1960
    Bush favored a Nixon-Rockefeller ticket for 1960, and was presumed to support Rockefeller's 1964 presidential candidacy until the latter's remarriage in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details He then publicly denounced Rockefeller for divorcing his first wife and marrying a woman with whom Rockefeller had been having an affair while married to his first wife.Bush then very publicly endorsed his former Senate colleague Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. who was also the older brother of one of Bush's proteges', former Connecticut Governor John Davis Lodge. Another of Senator Bush's major legislative interests was flood and hurricane protection. He drafted Public Law 71, the Bush Hurricane Survey Act, enabling U.S. Army engineers to develop a new program of community protection against tidal flooding.
    Eisenhower later included Prescott Bush on an undated handwritten list of prospective candidates he favored for the 1960 GOP presidential nomination.
    More Details Hide Details In terms of issues, Bush often agreed with New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. According to Theodore H. White's book about the 1964 election, Bush and Rockefeller were longtime friends.
  • 1956
    He was reelected in 1956 with 55 percent of the vote over Democrat Thomas J. Dodd (later U.S. Senator from Connecticut and father of Christopher J. Dodd), and decided not to run for another term in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details He was a key ally for the passage of Eisenhower's Interstate Highway System, and during his tenure supported the Polaris submarine project (built by Electric Boat Corporation in Groton, Connecticut), civil rights legislation, and the establishment of the Peace Corps.
  • 1954
    On December 2, 1954, Prescott Bush was part of the large (67–22) majority to censure Wisconsin Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy after McCarthy had taken on the U.S. Army and the Eisenhower administration.
    More Details Hide Details During the debate leading to the censure, Bush said that McCarthy has "caused dangerous divisions among the American people because of his attitude and the attitude he has encouraged among his followers: that there can be no honest differences of opinion with him. Either you must follow Senator McCarthy blindly, not daring to express any doubts or disagreements about any of his actions, or, in his eyes, you must be a Communist, a Communist sympathizer, or a fool who has been duped by the Communist line."
  • 1947
    From 1947 to 1950, he served as Connecticut Republican finance chairman, and was the Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1950.
    More Details Hide Details A columnist in Boston said that Bush "is coming on to be known as President Truman's Harry Hopkins. Nobody knows Mr. Bush and he hasn't a Chinaman's chance." (Harry Hopkins had been one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's closest advisors.) Bush's ties with Planned Parenthood also hurt him in heavily Catholic Connecticut, and were the basis of a last-minute campaign in churches by Bush's opponents; the family vigorously denied the connection, but Bush lost to Sen. William Burnett Benton by only 1,000 votes. Prescott Bush sought a rematch with Sen. Benton in 1952, but withdrew as the party turned to William Purtell. The death of Senator Brien McMahon later that year, however, created a vacancy and this time the Republicans nominated Bush. He defeated the Democratic nominee, Abraham Ribicoff, and was elected to the Senate.
  • 1942
    Prescott Bush was politically active on social issues. He was involved with the American Birth Control League as early as 1942, and served as the treasurer of the first national capital campaign of Planned Parenthood in 1947.
    More Details Hide Details He was also an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund, serving as chairman of the Connecticut branch in 1951.
    A subsequent government investigation disproved those allegations but confirmed the Thyssens' control, and in October 1942 the United States seized the bank under the Trading with the Enemy Act and held the assets for the duration of World War II.
    More Details Hide Details Journalist Duncan Campbell pointed out documents showing that Prescott Bush was a director and shareholder of a number of companies involved with Thyssen. According to journalist Joe Conason, Prescott Bush's involvement with UBC was purely commercial and he was not a Nazi sympathizer. Historian Herbert Parmet agreed with that assessment.
  • 1932
    He was on the board of directors of CBS, having been introduced to chairman William S. Paley around 1932 by his close friend and colleague W.
    More Details Hide Details Averell Harriman, who became a major Democratic Party power-broker. Bush was a founding member and one of seven directors (including W. Averell Harriman) of the Union Banking Corporation (holding a single share out of 4,000 as a director), an investment bank that operated as a clearing house for many assets and enterprises held by German steel magnate Fritz Thyssen. In July 1942, the bank was suspected of holding gold on behalf of Nazi leaders.
  • 1931
    In 1931, he became a partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., which was created through the 1931 merger of A. Harriman & Co with Brown Bros. & Co.
    More Details Hide Details a merchant bank founded in Philadelphia in 1818) and with Harriman Brothers & Co. (established in New York City in 1927). He was an avid golfer, and in 1935 named head of the USGA. From 1944 to 1956, Prescott Bush was a member of the Yale Corporation, the principal governing body of Yale University.
  • 1928
    As was his father-in-law, he was a member of the United States Golf Association, serving successively as secretary, vice-president and president, 1928–1935.
    More Details Hide Details He was a multi-year club champion of the Round Hill Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, and was on the committee set up by New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. to help create the New York Mets. Bush maintained homes in New York, Long Island and Greenwich, Connecticut; the family compound at Kennebunkport, Maine; the 10,000-acre (40 km²) Duncannon Plantation near Barnwell, South Carolina; and a secluded island off the Connecticut coast, Fishers Island.
  • 1925
    In 1925, he joined the United States Rubber Company of New York City as manager of the foreign division, and moved to Greenwich, Connecticut.
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  • 1924
    In 1924, Bush became vice-president of the investment bank A.
    More Details Hide Details Harriman & Co. where his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker was president. Bush's Yale classmates and fellow Bonesmen E. Roland Harriman and Knight Woolley also worked with the company.
  • 1923
    In November 1923, he became president of sales for Stedman Products in South Braintree, Massachusetts.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, he lived in a Victorian house at 173 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts, where his son, George H.W. Bush, was born.
    The Bush family moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1923, where Prescott briefly worked for the Hupp Products Company.
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  • 1921
    Prescott Bush married Dorothy Walker on August 6, 1921, in Kennebunkport, Maine.
    More Details Hide Details They had five children: Prescott S. Bush, Jr. (August 10, 1922 – June 23, 2010), George H. W. Bush (b. 1924, named after Dorothy's father George Herbert Walker), Nancy Bush (b. 1926), Jonathan Bush (b. 1931) and William "Bucky" Bush (b. 1938). Bush founded the Yale Glee Club Associates, an alumni group, in 1937.
  • 1919
    After his discharge in 1919, Prescott Bush went to work for the Simmons Hardware Company in St. Louis, Missouri.
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  • 1918
    According to Skull and Bones lore, Prescott Bush was among a group of Bonesmen who dug up and removed the skull of Geronimo from his grave at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1918.
    More Details Hide Details According to historian David L. Miller, the Bonesmen probably dug up somebody at Fort Sill, but not Geronimo. Prescott Bush was a cheerleader, played varsity golf, football and baseball, and was president of the Yale Glee Club. After graduation, Bush served as a field artillery captain with the American Expeditionary Forces (1917–1919) during World War I. He received intelligence training at Verdun, France, and was briefly assigned to a staff of French officers. Alternating between intelligence and artillery, he came under fire in the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
  • 1913
    In 1913, he enrolled at Yale College, where his grandfather, James Smith Bush (class of 1844), and his uncle Robert E. Sheldon Jr (class of 1904) had matriculated.
    More Details Hide Details Three subsequent generations of the Bush family have been Yale alumni. Prescott Bush was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity and Skull and Bones secret society. George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush are also members of that society.
  • 1908
    Bush attended St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island, from 1908 to 1913.
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  • 1895
    Born on May 15, 1895.
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