Paths of Power

The President comes from a long line ofachievers, from financiers to judges topoliticians. Today the bonds of familyform a nationwide network of influence

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Father’s Side

LUCRETIA “LOULIE” (WEAR) WALKER

1874-1961

Oversaw a privileged, sports-loving household in St. Louis, Mo.

GEORGE HERBERT WALKER

1875-1953

A successful broker and president of the U.S. Golf Association

FLORA (SHELDON) BUSH

1872-1920

Raised her children in the Ohio county where she grew up

SAMUEL PRESCOTT BUSH

1863-1948

A steel magnate who became an adviser to President Herbert Hoover

Grandparents

DOROTHY (WALKER) BUSH

1901-92

The most competitive Bush, she bred in her children the drive to win but never brag

PRESCOTT SHELDON BUSH

1895-1972

An investment banker and the first Bush to win elective office, he became a Senator from Connecticut

Parents, Aunts, Uncles

PRESCOTT SHELDON BUSH JR.

1922-

A businessman and developer with strong ties to Beijing, he ran the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce

NANCY (BUSH) ELLIS

1926-

The most liberal Bush, she is an environmentalist and a civil rights activist and a campaigner for her brother and nephews

JONATHAN JAMES BUSH

1931-

An investment banker and a political fund raiser who helped find investors for George W.’s Texas oil business in the 1980s

WILLIAM H.T. “BUCKY” BUSH

1938-

A venture capitalist based in St. Louis, he most recently helped George W.’s re-election campaign in Missouri

GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH

1924-

The standard bearer. His eight years as Vice President and four years as President followed a lofty public-service career

The President’s Generation

PAULINE ROBINSON “ROBIN” BUSH

1949-1953

George H.W. and Barbara’s second child (after the current President), she died of leukemia two months before her fourth birthday

JOHN ELLIS “JEB” BUSH

1953-

A former real estate developer serving his second term as Governor of Florida, he is often mentioned as a presidential contender

NEIL MALLON BUSH

1955-

After weathering a savings and loan scandal in the 1980s and a bitter divorce last year, he is focusing on an educational software company

Children

GEORGE P. BUSH, b. 1976

NOELLE BUSH, b. 1977

JOHN ELLIS BUSH JR., b. 1983

LAUREN BUSH, b. 1984

PIERCE BUSH, b. 1986

ASHLEY BUSH, b. 1989

Mother’s side

[Great-Grandparents]

SCOTT PIERCE

1866-1945

After losing his wealth in the 1893 iron crash, he sold insurance

MABEL (MARVIN) PIERCE

1869-?

Jeb Bush’s wife Columba inherited Mabel’s wedding ring

JAMES E. ROBINSON

1868-1932

A farmer’s son who became an Ohio supreme court justice

LULU (FLICKINGER) ROBINSON

1875-?

After her husband’s death, she learned to drive and toured the country

[Grandparents]

MARVIN PIERCE

1893-1969

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