The Family History of George HW Bush Genealogy | George HW Bush Genealogy
At one point during the first Iraq war to push Iraq out of Kuwait, George H.W, Bush enjoyed one of the highest popularity ratings of any president, but lost his re-election bid to Bill Clinton when his popularity dropped because of a sagging economy. George H. W. Bush was born on July 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts.
His parents were Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Walker. Along with his son, President George W. Bush, he is descended from Charlemagne, William “the Conqueror”, and numerous English kings. Both President George H. W. Bush and his son George W. Bush also share a common Spencer ancestry with presidents George Washington, Calvin Coolidge, and Warren Harding as well as with Princess Diana and Sir Winston Churchill.
Bush and his son also are descended from Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. Bush and his son George W. Bush are also descended from Anne Hutchinson, who migrated and helped found the colony of Rhode Island after being banned from the Massachusetts Bay Colony because of her religious beliefs.
Bush and his son also share a common Beekman ancestry with Eleanor Roosevelt and presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. President Bush and his son also share a common descent from Lucas Vanderburgh with President Gerald Ford. Also, President Bush and his son share a common descent from John Warren with President Garfield.
Finally, President George H. W. Bush and his son George W. Bush both share a common descent from early New England settler Samuel Hinckley with President Barack Obama.