Bush family

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The Bush Family
George W. Bush and family.jpg
The Bush family in the Red Room of the White House (January 2005). Seated left to right: Marvin Bush, Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush, Jeb Bush. Also pictured, from left: Georgia Grace Koch, Margaret Bush, Brian Berzins Walker Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Doro Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush, Robert P. Koch, Pierce Bush, Maria Bush, Neil Bush, Ashley Bush, Sam LeBlond, Nancy Ellis LeBlond, John "Jebby" Bush, Amanda Bush, George P. Bush, and Columba Bush.
Ethnicity mostly English and German, also Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Flemish, Swedish, French, Czech
Current region Texas
Place of origin New York, United States
Members Samuel Prescott Bush
Prescott Bush
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
Jeb Bush
Connected families Flora Sheldon
Dorothy Wear Walker
Barbara Pierce
Laura Lane Welch
Henry Chase Hager
Columba Garnica Gallo
Traditions Episcopalians, Roman Catholics
Estate Bush compound

The Bush family is an American political family that is affiliated with the Republican Party and is prominent in both politics and business. Along with many members who have been successful bankers and businessmen, across generations the family includes one U.S. Senator, two Governors and two Presidents (one of the two presidents also served as Vice President). George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush were married for 73 years until their deaths in 2018, holding the record for the longest-married presidential couple. Peter Schweizer, author of a biography of the family, has described the Bushes as "the most successful political dynasty in American history".[1] According to some online sources,[2] the Bush family is of primarily English and German descent. Most members of the Bush family have been described as Rockefeller Republicans, or RINOs, as a result of their more moderate views when compared to conservative Republicans.



Barbara Bush, Jeb Bush, George H. W. Bush, Laura Bush, and George W. Bush, and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller watch tee ball on the White House lawn.

Patrilineal line

Other notable relatives

Connections to other prominent families

George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush in Beijing, 2008

Walker family

George Herbert "Bert" Walker (1875–1953) was a wealthy American banker and businessman. His daughter Dorothy married Prescott Bush, making him the grandfather of the 41st President George H. W. Bush and the great-grandfather of the 43rd President and George W. Bush. He is also the namesake of the Walker Cup, a men's amateur golf trophy contested in odd-numbered years between a U.S. team and a combined Great Britain and Ireland side.

Livingston family

The Livingston family, a prominent family which migrated from Scotland to New York (then New Netherlands) in the 17th century, whose descendants include signers of the United States Declaration of Independence (Philip Livingston) and the United States Constitution (William Livingston), Lords of Livingston Manor and Clermont Manor, located along the Hudson River in 18th-century eastern New York, First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt, Congressman Bob Livingston of Louisiana, much of the wealthy Astor family, New York Governor Hamilton Fish, and actors Montgomery Clift, and Jane Wyatt. Flora Sheldon, wife of Samuel P. Bush, was a Livingston.

Schuyler family

The Schuyler family, a prominent family which migrated from the Netherlands to New York (then New Netherlands) in the 17th century around Albany, NY. Descendants include much of the Livingston family, General Philip Schuyler during the American Revolution, Cornplanter, a Seneca Chief who fought on the side of the British during the American Revolution, David Mathews, Mayor of New York City during British occupation, Major General Schuyler Hamilton, a grandson of Alexander Hamilton, and members of the political Kean family which includes Thomas Kean and Thomas Kean Jr..

Family tree


See also


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  3. Kelly, Jacqueline. "The Untold Story of Mary Ayer Parker: Gossip and Confusion in 1692." Revised for presentation at the Berkshire Conference. June 2005.
  4. Robinson, Enders A. "Salem Witchcraft and Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables." pp. 251–5. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books. 1992.
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  9. Phillips, Kevin (2004), "The Bush–Walker Family Tree", American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush, Penguin Books, ISBN 9780143034315<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Roberts, Gary Boyd; Otto, Julie Helen (1995), Ancestors of American presidents, New England Historic Genealogical Society / C. Boyer, 3rd, ISBN 9780936124193<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Rechcigl, Mila, Czech Roots of President Bush, Washington, D.C.: Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, retrieved June 11, 2012<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Weisberg, Jacob (2008), "The Bush Family Tree", The Bush Tragedy, Random House, ISBN 9780812978353<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


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