The Family History of George W Bush | George W Bush Genealogy
George W. Bush was the first business school graduate to be elected President. Before being elected President, he was Governor of Texas and before that the managing partner of the Texas Rangers professional baseball team. He is the second son of a President to also be elected President as was his father, with the first father-son combination being John Adams and John Quincy Adams. George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut.
His parents are President Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce. Along with his father, George W. Bush is descended from Charlemagne, William “the Conqueror”, and numerous English kings, as well as sharing a common Spencer ancestry with President George Washington, Princess Diana and Sir Winston Churchill. Along with his father, George W. Bush shares a common descent from John Warren with President James Garfield.
His grandfather on his father’s side, Prescott Sheldon Bush, was an investment banker and a U.S. Senator. His great-grandfather, Samuel Prescott Bush, was President of Buckeye Steel Castings in Columbus, Ohio. As a result of supplying steel parts for the many railroads that the Harriman family owned, the Bush family became close to the Harriman family with Prescott Sheldon Bush going to work in investment banking with Averell Harriman as President of Brown Brothers Harrisman and Company in New York City.
Another great-grandfather, George Herbert Walker, helped organize the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as well as the United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Walker Cup golf matches. George W. Bush shares a common descent from Samuel Hinckley, an early New England settlers, with President Barack Obama.