As of 2007, President Bush has skydived six times. Two of the last three have been to celebrate birthdays (his 75th and 80th), and the most recent, November 11, 2007, was to celebrate the re-opening of his Presidential Library after remodeling.
His second to the oldest son John (Jeb) is currently the Governor of the state of Florida.
He wrote the book All The Best.
He was shot down and almost captured in WWII.
His cabinet consisted of: Secretary of State-James A. Baker III Lawrence Eagleburger
Secretary of Treasury-Nicholas F. Brady
Secretary of Defense-Richard B. Cheney
Secretary of Justice-Richard L. Thornburgh William P. Barr
Secretary of Interior-Manuel Lujan, Jr.
Secretary of Commerce-Robert A. Mosbacher Barbara Hackman Franklin
Secretary of Labor-Elizabeth Hanford Dole Lynn Martin
Secretary of Agriculture-Clayton K. Yeutter Edward Madigan 1991–1993
Secretary of HHS-Louis W. Sullivan
Secretary of Education-Lauro Cavazos Lamar Alexander
Secretary of HUD-Jack F. Kemp
Secretary of Transportation-Samuel K. Skinner Andrew H. Card
Secretary of Energy-James D. Watkins
Secretary of Veterans Affairs-Edward J. Derwinski
President Bush was the first President to be born in the month of June.
He is 6 feet 4 inches tall.
Beginning in 1945, he attended Yale University.
He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts from 1936 to 1942.
He joined the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday after graduating from Phillips Academy in June, 1942, to become a pilot.
He is the only President to have had two middle names.
He was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1976 to 1977.
He was ambassador to the United Nations from 1971 to 1973.
He is a decorated naval aviator.
He was a member of the Yale Secret Society, "Skull & Bones".
George was impersonated by Dana Carvey on Saturday Night Live.
He is the father of the 43rd U.S. President, George W. Bush.
On January 6, 1945, he married Barbara Pierce.
He was the 41st President of the United States of America from 1989 until 1993.
George H.W. Bush: (denying touching Teri Hatcher, despite video evidence contradicting him) I have been teased about it relentlessly. (A blog) accused me of patting her backside, which I did not do. The camera lies, it's a fraud.
George H.W. Bush: I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always agree with them.
George H.W. Bush: I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.
George H.W. Bush: (about Reaganomics during the 1980 presidental primary campaign) It sounds like Voodoo economics.
George H.W. Bush: We're enjoying sluggish times, and not enjoying them very much.
George H.W. Bush: I can tell you this: If I'm ever in a position to call the shots, I'm not going to rush to send somebody else's kids into a war.
George H.W. Bush: I'm conservative, but I'm not a nut about it.
George H.W. Bush: Read my lips: "NO NEW TAXES!"
George H.W. Bush: Let the others have the charisma. I've got the class.
George H.W. Bush: Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.
George H.W. Bush: I've often thought that the process of aging could be slowed down if it had to go through Congress.
George H.W. Bush: Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
George H.W. Bush: People say I'm indecisive, but I don't know about that.
George H.W. Bush: No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.
George H.W. Bush: I'll be glad to reply to or dodge your questions, depending on what I think will help our election most.
George H.W. Bush: I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.
George H.W. Bush: If a frog had wings, he wouldn't hit his tail on the ground. 'If.' Too hypothetical.
George H.W. Bush: You cannot be president of the United States of you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial and the Civil War and all that stuff. You can't be. And we are blessed.
George H.W. Bush: Please don't look at the part of the glass that is only half full.
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