George H. W. Bush was the last president to have served in the military during the Second World War. He was vice president under Ronald Reagan. Previously George H. W. Bush had been a congressman, ambassador and director of the CIA. He made a fortune in the oil business, becoming a millionaire by age 40. As president, foreign affairs dominated his administration. Military operations were conducted in Panama and the Persian Gulf. The Soviet Union dissolved two years into his presidency. Domestically, Bush reneged on his 1988 campaign promise of “No New Taxes.” In the wake of an economic recession and budget deficits, he lost his bid for reelection to William J. ‟Bill” Clinton.
The House of Representatives and Senate comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Representatives, elected from congressional districts, are allocated to states based on population measured by the U.S. Census. The number of Representatives is set by law at 435. The House is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as bills, which after concurrence by the Senate, are sent to the president for consideration. The House has the power to initiate all bills related to revenue and the impeachment of federal officers.
George H. W. Bush was a member of the U.S. House Representatives prior to his election as vice president. Many of the men who become president and vice president first served in Congress as members of the House of Representatives or in the U.S. Senate. A number of these individuals first served in their state government as governor, state senator or in their state House of Representatives.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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