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Bush, Prescott Sheldon

Born: 1895 AD
Died: 1972 AD

1895 – Prescott Sheldon Bush, born on the 15th of May in Columbus, Ohio to Flora Sheldon and Samuel Prescott Bush.

         – He was a United States Senator from Connecticut and a Wall Street executive banker with Brown Brothers Harriman.

         – He was the father of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and the grandfather of current President George W. Bush.

1908 – 1913 – He attended the Douglas School in Columbus and then St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island.

1917 – Served as a field artillery captain with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

         – Graduated from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

1921 – On the 6th of August, in Kennebunkport, Maine, he wed Dorothy Walker, the daughter of George Herbert Walker.

1942 – He was involved with the American Birth Control League.

1944 – He was a member of the Yale Corporation, the principal governing body of Yale University.

1947 – 1950 – He served as Connecticut Republican finance chairman, and was the Republican candidate for the United States Senate.

         – Served as the treasurer of the first national capital campaign of Planned Parenthood.

1951 – He was also an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund, serving as chairman of the Connecticut branch.

1952 – He was elected to the United States Senate, defeating Abraham Ribicoff for the seat vacated by the death of James O’Brien McMahon.

1972 – Died in New York City on the 8th of October, at age of 77 due to lung cancer.