Bush
George W. Bush and family.jpg
The Bush family in the Red Room of the White House (January 2005) seated from left to right: Marvin Bush, Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush, Jeb Bush. Also pictured, from left: Georgia Grace Koch, Margaret Bush, Charles Walker Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Doro Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush, Robert P. Koch, Pierce Bush, Maria Bush, Neil Bush, Ashley Bush, Sam LeBlond, Robert Koch, Nancy Ellis LeBlond, John "Jebby" Bush, Amanda Bush, George P. Bush, and Columba Bush
Current regionTexas
Place of originNew York
New England
Midwestern United States
Estate(s)Walker's Point Estate (Kennebunkport, Maine)
Prairie Chapel Ranch (McLennan County, Texas)

The Bush family is an American dynastic family that is prominent in the fields of American politics, news, sports, entertainment, and business. They were the first family of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and again from 2001 to 2009.

Best known for their involvement in politics, family members have held various national and state offices spanning across four generations, including that of U.S. senator (Prescott Bush); governor (Jeb Bush and George W. Bush); and president (George H. W. Bush, who had previously served as vice president, and George W. Bush). Other family members include a National Football League (NFL) executive (Joe Ellis) and two nationally known television personalities (Billy Bush and Jenna Bush Hager).

Biographer Peter Schweizer has described the Bushes as "the most successful political dynasty in American history". The Bush family is of English descent.[1] The Bush family traces its English origin to the 17th century, with Samuel Bush being their first American-born ancestor, in 1647.

Relatives

Ancestors

Barbara Bush, Jeb Bush, George H. W. Bush, Laura Bush, George W. Bush and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller watch tee ball on the White House lawn

Patrilineal line

Other notable relatives

Connections to other prominent families

Former presidents George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush in Houston, Texas, 2009
Former presidents George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush in Houston, Texas, 2009

George Herbert "Bert" Walker (1875–1953) was a wealthy American banker and businessman. His daughter Dorothy married Prescott Bush, making him the maternal grandfather of the 41st President George H. W. Bush and the great-grandfather of the 43rd President George W. Bush. He is also the namesake of the Walker Cup, a men's amateur golf trophy contested in odd-numbered years between a U.S. team and a combined Great Britain and Ireland side.

Flora Sheldon, wife of Samuel P. Bush, was a distant descendant of the Livingston, Schuyler, and Beekman families, prominent New Netherland merchant and political patrician families.

Family tree

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Awards and honors

President George W. Bush in 2006 during a White House ceremony.Beside him is the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which is given to the winning team of the Super Bowl.Bush's cousin Joe Ellis is a two-time Super Bowl winner as an executive with the Denver Broncos.
President George W. Bush in 2006 during a White House ceremony.
Beside him is the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which is given to the winning team of the Super Bowl.
Bush's cousin Joe Ellis is a two-time Super Bowl winner as an executive with the Denver Broncos.

Sports

Politics/public service

Military

Political offices held

The Bush family are among four American families (Adams, Harrison, and Roosevelt being the others) to have had multiple members serve as U.S. President.
The Bush family are among four American families (Adams, Harrison, and Roosevelt being the others) to have had multiple members serve as U.S. President.
George P. Bush represents the fourth generation of the Bush family to have held elected office after becoming Texas Land Commissioner in 2015
George P. Bush represents the fourth generation of the Bush family to have held elected office after becoming Texas Land Commissioner in 2015

President

Vice president

U.S. Congress

Governor

Other

See also

References

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