Tribute to George H.W. Bush

Featured Content December 6, 2018 - A collection of documents and images


George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924, and died on November 30, 2018. During his lifetime, he served as U.S. Representative from the 7th District of Texas (1966-1968), Ambassador to the United Nations (1971-1973), 11th Director of the CIA (1976-1977), 43rd Vice President (1981-1989), and 41st President of the United States (1989-1993).


Publications Related to George H.W. Bush's Presidency

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, President George H. W. Bush


President George H.W. Bush addressing a joint session of the Congress on the cessation of the Persian Gulf conflict, March 6, 1991

Addresses before a Joint Session of Congress

January 20, 1989 – Inaugural Address

February 9, 1989 – Building a Better America

January 31, 1990 – State of the Union

September 11, 1990 – Invasion of Kuwait

January 29, 1991 – State of the Union

March 6, 1991 – End of the Gulf War

January 28, 1992 – State of the Union


Landmark Legislation

July 26, 1990 – 104 Stat. 327 – Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities; see also: govinfo feature article; compilation of the Americans with Disabilities Act

November 15, 1990 – 104 Stat. 2399 – Clean Air Act Amendments of 1989, to provide for attainment and maintenance of health protective national ambient air quality standards, and for other purposes; see also: compilation of the Clean Air Act

November 29, 1990 – 104 Stat. 4978 – Immigration Act of 1990, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to change the level, and preference system for admission, of immigrants to the United States, and to provide for administrative naturalization, and for other purposes

November 21, 1991 – 105 Stat. 1071 – Civil Rights Act of 1991, to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to strengthen and improve Federal civil rights laws, to provide for damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination, to clarify provisions regarding disparate impact actions, and for other purposes

October 24, 1992 –106 Stat. 2776 – Energy Policy Act of 1992, to provide for improved energy efficiency


Select Images from the Public Papers of George H.W. Bush

President Bush Addressing the Greater Cleveland Growth Association in Cleveland, OH

Addressing the Greater Cleveland Growth Association in Cleveland, OH

February 6, 1992

President Bush Visiting the Job Corps Center in Excelsior Springs, MO

Visiting the Job Corps Center in Excelsior Springs, MO

September 14, 1992

President Bush at the Points of Light proclamation signing ceremony in Glenarden, MD, April 12.

At the Points of Light proclamation signing ceremony in Glenarden, MD

April 12, 1991


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