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Bush family of Massachusetts

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  William Perrin Walker (1778-1858) — also known as William P. Walker — of Massachusetts. Born in Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., October 8, 1778. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1810; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1820; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1820; probate judge in Massachusetts, 1824-48. Congregationalist. Died in Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., November 11, 1858 (age 80 years, 34 days). Interment at Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Woodruff) Walker (1749-1789) and William Walker (1751-1831); married, January 29, 1807, to Lucy Adam (1781-1864); father-in-law of Julius Rockwell (1805-1888); father of Sarah Woodruff Walker (1814-1879; who married David Davis).
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Julius Rockwell (1805-1888) — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Colebrook, Litchfield County, Conn., April 26, 1805. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1834; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1835-37, 1858; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1843-51; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1854-55; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1855; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864. Died in Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., May 19, 1888 (age 83 years, 23 days). Interment at Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of William Perrin Walker; father of Francis Williams Rockwell (1844-1929).
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
David Davis David Davis (1815-1886) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born near Cecilton, Cecil County, Md., March 9, 1815. Republican. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1845; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from McLean County, 1847; state court judge in Illinois, 1848; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1860; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1862-77; received one electoral vote for President, 1872; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1877-83. Presbyterian. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., June 26, 1886 (age 71 years, 109 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1838 to Sarah Woodruff Walker (1814-1879; daughter of William Perrin Walker); great-grandfather of David Davis IV (1906-1978); cousin *** of Henry Winter Davis; first cousin thrice removed of George Herbert Walker Bush.
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Henry Winter Davis (1817-1865) — also known as H. Winter Davis — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., August 16, 1817. U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1855-61, 1863-65 (4th District 1855-61, 3rd District 1863-65). Episcopalian. Died in Baltimore, Md., December 30, 1865 (age 48 years, 136 days). Original interment at Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.; reinterment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of David Davis (1815-1886).
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Francis Williams Rockwell (1844-1929) — also known as Francis W. Rockwell — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., May 26, 1844. Republican. State court judge in Massachusetts, 1873; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1879; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1881; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1884-91; defeated, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900. Died June 26, 1929 (age 85 years, 31 days). Interment at Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Julius Rockwell (1805-1888).
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972) — also known as Prescott S. Bush — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May 15, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; director, Pan American Airways; director, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS); delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1948, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1964 (alternate); U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1952-63; defeated, 1950. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Skull and Bones. Died, of lung cancer, in the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 8, 1972 (age 77 years, 146 days). Interment at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Prescott Bush (1863-1948) and Flora (Sheldon) Bush (1872-1920); married, August 6, 1921, to Dorothy Walker (1901-1992); father of George Herbert Walker Bush; grandfather of George Walker Bush and John Ellis Bush (1953-).
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Critical books about Prescott Bush: Kitty Kelly, The Family : The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty
  David Davis IV (1906-1978) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., July 29, 1906. Lawyer; member of Illinois state senate, 1953-67; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 37th District, 1969-70. Presbyterian. Member, American Judicature Society; American Bar Association. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., April 14, 1978 (age 71 years, 259 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.
  Relatives: Great-grandson of David Davis (1815-1886).
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) — also known as George Bush; "Poppy"; "Sheepskin"; "Timberwolf" — of Midland, Midland County, Tex.; Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., June 12, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1964, 1970; U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1967-71; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1971-73; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1973-74; U.S. Liaison to China, 1974-75; director, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 1976-77; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1980; Vice President of the United States, 1981-89; President of the United States, 1989-93; defeated, 1992. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Skull and Bones; Council on Foreign Relations; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Society of the Cincinnati; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., November 30, 2018 (age 94 years, 171 days). Interment at George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy (Walker) Bush (1901-1992); married, January 6, 1945, to Barbara Pierce (1925-2018); father of George Walker Bush and John Ellis Bush (1953-); first cousin thrice removed of David Davis.
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  Cross-reference: Caspar W. Weinberger — John H. Sununu — Don Evans — James C. Oberwetter
  The George Bush School of Government and Public Service, at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, is named for him.  — George Bush High School, in Richmond, Texas, is named for him.  — George Herbert Walker Bush Elementary School, in Addison, Texas, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by George H. W. Bush: All The Best, George Bush: My Life and Other Writings (1999) — Looking Forward (1987) — A World Transformed (1998)
  Books about George H. W. Bush: John Robert Greene, The Presidency of George Bush — Tim O'Shei & Joe Marren, George H. W. Bush (for young readers)
  Critical books about George H. W. Bush: Kevin Phillips, American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush — Kitty Kelly, The Family : The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty
  George Walker Bush (b. 1946) — also known as George W. Bush; "Dubya"; "Shrub"; "The Smirking Chimp"; "The Decider" — of Midland, Midland County, Tex.; Crawford, McLennan County, Tex. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 6, 1946. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 19th District, 1978; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988; Governor of Texas, 1995-2000; President of the United States, 2001-09. Methodist. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Skull and Bones. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Barbara (Pierce) Bush and George Herbert Walker Bush; brother of John Ellis Bush (1953-); married, November 5, 1977, to Laura Welch; grandson of Prescott Sheldon Bush; cousin *** of Elizabeth Walker Field.
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  Cross-reference: Philip J. Berg — Dan Sullivan
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by George W. Bush: A Charge to Keep (1999) — George W. Bush on God and Country : The President Speaks Out About Faith, Principle, and Patriotism (2004) — We Will Prevail: President George W. Bush on War, Terrorism and Freedom (2003)
  Books about George W. Bush: J. H. Hatfield et al, Fortunate Son : George W. Bush and the Making of An American President — Roger Simon, Divided We Stand : How Al Gore Beat George Bush and Lost the Presidency — Frank Bruni, Ambling into History : The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush — Bryan Laberge, George W. Bush : In the Whirlwind — Lou Dubose et al, Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Brains Behind the Remarkable Political Triumph of George W. Bush — Bill Sammon, Misunderestimated: The President Battles Terrorism, John Kerry, and the Bush Haters — David Aikman, A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush — Bob Woodward, Bush at War — Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack — Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties — Stephen Mansfield, The Faith of George W. Bush — Ronald Kessler, A Matter of Character : Inside the White House of George W. Bush — Paul Kengor, God and George W. Bush : A Spiritual Life — Carolyn B. Thompson & James W. Ware, The Leadership Genius of George W. Bush: 10 Common Sense Lessons from the Commander-in-Chief — Donald F. Kettl, Team Bush : Leadership Lessons from the Bush White House — Sandra J. Kachurek, George W. Bush (for young readers) — Tim O'Shei & Joe Marren, George W. Bush (for young readers)
  Critical books about George W. Bush: Molly Ivins, Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush — David Corn, The Lies of George W. Bush : Mastering the Politics of Deception — Kevin Phillips, American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush — Kitty Kelly, The Family : The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty — John W. Dean, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush — Ron Suskind, The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill — Robert C. Byrd, Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency — Jack Huberman, The Bush - Haters Handbook: A Guide to the Most Appalling Presidency of the Past 100 Years — Ian Williams, Deserter : George Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans, and His Past — Dan Piraro, The Three Little Pigs Buy the White House
  Elizabeth Walker Field (born c.1947) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born about 1947. Republican. Writer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of George Walker Bush (1946-).
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  John Ellis Bush (b. 1953) — also known as Jeb Bush — of Florida. Born in Midland, Midland County, Tex., February 11, 1953. Republican. Real estate business; Governor of Florida, 1999-2007; defeated, 1994; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 2016. Catholic. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Son of George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara (Pierce) Bush; brother of George Walker Bush (1946-); married, February 23, 1974, to Columba Garnica Gallo; grandson of Prescott Sheldon Bush.
  Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
  Cross-reference: Arthur E. Teele
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Jeb Bush: S. V. Date, Jeb! America's Next Bush
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