Prescott Bush

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Prescott Bush

American banker and politician add

Category: Business

Born in 1895.

Countries: United States (48%), Connecticut (33%), Oklahoma (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Connecticut, United States Senate, Yale University

Linked to: Republican Party, Yale University, Democratic Party, General Dynamics Electric Boat

 

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In 1913, he enrolled at Yale University, where his grandfather, James Smith Bush , and his uncle Robert E. Sheldon Jr had matriculated add something


1918

According to Skull and Bones lore, Prescott Bush was among a group of Bonesmen who dug up and removed the skull of Geronimo from his grave at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1918 add something


1921

Prescott Bush married Dorothy Walker on August 6, 1921, in Kennebunkport, Maine add something


1923

The Bushes moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1923, where Prescott briefly worked for the Hupp Products Company add something

 

In November 1923, he became president of sales for Stedman Products in South Braintree, Massachusetts add something


1924

In 1924, Bush became vice-president of A. Harriman & Co. His father-in-law, George Herbert Walker, worked with the company, as did E. Roland Harriman and Knight Woolley, Bush's Yale classmates and fellow Bonesmen add something


1925

In 1925, he joined the United States Rubber Company of New York City as manager of the foreign division, and moved to Greenwich, Connecticut add something


1932

He was on the board of directors of CBS, having been introduced to chairman William S. Paley around 1932 by his close friend and colleague William Averell Harriman, who became a major Democratic Party power-broker add something


1935

He was an avid golfer, and in 1935 named head of the USGA add something


1937

Bush founded the Yale Glee Club Associates, an alumni group, in 1937 add something


1942

He was involved with the American Birth Control League as early as 1942, and served as the treasurer of the first national capital campaign of Planned Parenthood in 1947 add something

 

In July 1942, the bank was suspected of holding gold on behalf of Nazi leaders add something

 

A subsequent government investigation disproved those allegations but confirmed the Thyssens' control, and in October 1942 the United States seized the bank under the Trading with the Enemy Act and held the assets for the duration of World War II add something


1944

From 1944 to 1956, Prescott Bush was a member of the Yale Corporation, the principal governing body of Yale University add something


1947

From 1947 to 1950, he served as Connecticut Republican finance chairman, and was the Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1950 add something


1951

He was an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund, serving as chairman of the Connecticut branch in 1951 add something


1952

He was a Wall Street executive banker and a United States Senator, representing Connecticut from 1952 until January 1963 add something

 

Prescott Bush sought a rematch with Benton in 1952, but withdrew as the party turned to William Purtell add something


1955

Rose Nader - She confronted U.S. Senator Prescott Bush in 1955, after a catastrophic flood


1956

He was reelected in 1956 with 55 percent of the vote over Democrat Thomas J. Dodd , and decided not to run for another term in 1962 add something


1960

Bush favored a Nixon-Rockefeller ticket for 1960, and was presumed to support Rockefeller's 1964 presidential candidacy until the latter's remarriage in 1963 add something

 

Eisenhower later included Prescott Bush on an undated handwritten list of prospective candidates he favored for the 1960 GOP presidential nomination add something


1962

Francis Gary Powers - Lockheed, and the Air Force, on March 6, 1962, Powers appeared before a Senate Armed Services Select Committee hearing chaired by Senator Richard Russell and including Senators Prescott Bush and Barry Goldwater Sr. It was determined that Powers had followed orders, had not divulged any critical information to the Soviets, and had conducted himself as a fine young man under dangerous circumstances


1963

A staunch supporter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he served until January 1963 add something


1964

According to Theodore H. White's book about the 1964 election, Bush and Rockefeller were longtime friends add something


1972

He died in 1972 at age 77 and was interred at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, Connecticut add something