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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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