George H. W. Bush

Ancestry of
George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President


Who is George H.W. Bush?

George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st President of the United States.

The last of the father and son presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams were the first, his son was George Walker Bush, the 43rd U.S. President.

For being such famous Texans, the Bush family tree is filled with Yankee forebears. Their family tree includes many colonial New England and English ancestors that are shared with thousands of their fellow Americans. More than a few of their ancestors and famous kin are members of the Royal Family.

One of the most important events in New England history is the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620 at Plymouth. George H. W. Bush is a direct descendant through his father of Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke. In addition, George H.W. Bush is a 4th great-grandnephew to Samuel Prescott who was famous for being the only rider to finish Paul Revere's midnight ride to warn colonists of the approaching British.

George H.W. Bush has numerous kinships to other presidents, historical figures, and Hollywood entertainers. One of the more interesting connections is that with both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, who fought it out in the 2012 Presidential election.

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