George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, was accepted to Yale in 1941, but deferred his college after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in the Navy, and became the youngest aviator in service. He was a carrier pilot during the war, and was shot down in 1944 on a bombing mission over the Bonin Islands. He was the only survivor of his crew of three. Bush left service after the war, completed his college degree at Yale, and moved to Texas, becoming a millionaire by the age of 40. He was elected to the House of Representatives, and Nixon named him to be the ambassador to the United Nations. Later, he became ambassador to China and then Director of the CIA. President Reagan selected Bush as his running mate for the 1980 election, and served as vice-president for eight years. He ran successfully to succeed Reagan as President, and easily defeated Democratic candidate Mike Dukakis in the general election. During his Presidency, President Ford signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He deployed the military to Panama and to the Persian Gulf.
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Author of Thy King Dumb Come and Accountability Citizenship, Stephen P. Tryon is a businessman and technologist with extensive experience in e-commerce, a retired Soldier, and former Senate Fellow.