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George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–93). A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–89), a congressman, an ambassador and Director of Central Intelligence; he is currently the oldest surviving President.

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  • ''We cannot permit the extreme in the environmental movement to shut down the United States. We cannot shut down the lives of many Americans by going to the extreme on the environment.''
    George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. Speech, May 30, 1992, at campaign rally, California. On the Rio de Janeiro Earth Sum...
  • ''I want a kinder, gentler nation.''
    George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. Republican National Convention, New Orleans, August 18, 1988. acceptance speech, New Yor...
  • ''Read my lips: no new taxes.''
    George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. August 18, 1988, New Orleans. Acceptance speech, New York Times (August 19, 1988). T...
  • ''I will keep America moving forward, always forward—for a better America, for an endless enduring dream and a thousand points of light.''
    George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. Acceptance speech, August 18, 1988, New Orleans, New York Times (August 19, 1988). T...
  • ''The Cold War began with the division of Europe. It can only end when Europe is whole.''
    George Bush (b. 1924), U.S. Republican politician, president. Daily Telegraph (London, June 1, 1989).
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