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George H.W. Bush


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George H.W. Bush was the forty-first president of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. Bush's presidency was highlighted by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Bush also led the United States in two armed conflicts: a month-long invasion of Panama that overthrew dictator Manuel Noriega from 1989 ti 1990 and the 1990 to 1991 Gulf War in which the United States expelled Saddam Hussein and Iraq from Kuwait. George H.W. Bush is an Episcopalian and often attended St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. during his presidency. In the lead up to the Gulf War, President Bush was at odds with some members of the Protestant clergy who opposed warfare, clashing with them in the media about the morality of war. He is also the father of the forty-third president of the United States, George W. Bush.