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Prescott Bush

Prescott BushAKA Prescott Sheldon Bush

Born: 15-May-1895
Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Died: 8-Oct-1972
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Connecticut, 1952-63

Military service: US Army (1917-19)

During his 1959 acceptance speech as the Alfalfa Club's presidential nominee, Sen. Prescott Bush quipped:

I recall here the immortal words of Granville Rice, when he wrote:

The rules of life apply the same
To any sport you choose
It matters not how you play the game,
So long as you never lose.

Father: Samuel P. Bush
Mother: Flora Sheldon
Wife: Dorothy Walker (m. 6-Aug-1921)
Son: George H.W. Bush
Son: Prescott S. Bush, Jr.
Son: Jonathan J. Bush
Son: William Trotter Bush
Daughter: Nancy Bush

    High School: St. George's School, Newport, RI (1913)
    University: BA, Yale University (1917)

    US Senator, Connecticut 1952-63
    Brown Brothers Harriman Partner
    Member of the Board of CBS
    Alfalfa Club
    Alibi Club
    American Legion
    Planned Parenthood National Treasurer 1947
    Skull and Bones Society 1916
    United Negro College Fund
    US Golf Association President
    Alfalfa Party candidate for US President
    Jupiter Island
    Bush Family

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