|George H. W. Bush|
41st President of the United States
George H. W. Bush
: Dan Quayle (1989–1993)
: June 12, 1924, Milton, MA
: November 30, 2018, Houston, TX
: Businessman, Public Service
: Yale University
Secret Service Code Name
: $200,000/year + $50,000 expense account
The first president to have served as acting president (when Reagan was sedated for eight hours due to colon surgery).
The first president to visit Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Singapore, Somalia, and the Russian Federation, as well as a reunified Germany while in office.
The first president to have served as director of Central Intelligence.
That office is now the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
The first president to have served as a United States ambassador to the United Nations (1970–73).
The first president whose son (George W. Bush) was re-elected President.
The first president to have been a naval aviator.
The first president to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.
The first president to have been married for 55 years.
George and Barbara Bush surpassed marriage longevity record set by John and Abigail Adams—54 years, 3 days—on January 10, 1999.
The first president to have been married 70 years.
George and Barbara Bush were married for 73 years, 101 days.
The first president to have had a secretary of veterans affairs.
The first president to serve as chairman of the Republican National Committee (1973–74).
The first president to serve as a diplomat to China, having served as chief of the U.S. Liaison Office to the People's Republic of China from 1974–75.
The first president to be the subject of, a presidential biography
41: A Portrait of My Father, written by his son, George W. Bush
The first president to die in the same year as his wife (he died on November 30, 2018, while his wife died on April 17, 2018).
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