Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972

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Prescott Sheldon Bush (May 15, 1895 – October 8, 1972) was an American banker and politician. After working as a Wall Street executive investment banker, he represented Connecticut in the United States Senate from 1952 to 1963. A member of the Bush family, he was the father of former Vice President and President George H. W. Bush, and the paternal grandfather of former Texas Governor and President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Bush graduated from Yale College and served as an artillery officer during World War I. After the war, he worked for several companies, becoming a minor partner of the A. Harriman & Co. investment bank in 1931. He served in several high-ranking United States Golf Association offices, including president of that organization. Bush settled in Connecticut in 1925.

Bush won election to the Senate in a 1952 special election, narrowly defeating Democratic nominee Abraham Ribicoff. In the Senate, Bush staunchly supported President Dwight D. Eisenhower and helped enact legislation to create the Interstate Highway System. Bush won re-election in 1956 but declined to seek re-election in 1962, retiring from the Senate the following year.

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creatorOf Hadley, Sarah Louise. Correspondence, 1956. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Malia, Donald, 1917-2000. Donald Malia railroad collection, 1949-1983. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Records, undated, 1909-1991. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Prescott Bush Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Robert Abercrombie Lovett papers, 1919-1986 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Georgetown Office and Residence Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
creatorOf Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972. Your Senator's report, 1960-1967. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Records of Brown Brothers Harriman, 1696-1973, 1995 (bulk, 1820-1968) @ 2010 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn George H. W. Bush Papers. 1942 - 2004. Dorothy Walker Bush Materials George Bush Library
referencedIn George H. W. Bush Papers. 1942 - 2004. Prescott Bush Materials George Bush Library
creatorOf Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972. Reminiscences of Prescott Sheldon Bush : oral history, 1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf McCullough, George. Papers, 1934-1954. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn George Howard Edward Smith papers, 1917-1962 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Privateers Field Hockey Papers. 1957 - 1963. Correspondence with Senator Prescott S. Bush George Bush Library
creatorOf George H. W. Bush Papers. 1942 - 2004. Prescott Bush Materials George Bush Library
creatorOf Bush, Prescott S., Jr. Prescott S. Bush, Jr. : commercials , 1982. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
creatorOf Prescott S. Bush Papers., undated, 1952-1962. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff. 1903 - 2009. Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Military Personnel, Defense Department and Other Government Officials, Royalty, and Heads of State. 1964-1974. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Prescott Sheldon Bush letters to John Bakeless, 1960-1962 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Class 51 (Offenses against Public Justice, Bribery and Perjury) Litigation Case Files National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Ogden Rogers Reid papers, 1925-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn David Hoffman Papers. 1979 - 1993. Biographical Files George Bush Library
referencedIn Publicity photographs of U.S. Senator Hugh Scott, 1958-1973. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Arthur E. Scott photograph collection, 1910-1976 George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
referencedIn Dennis J. Roberts papers, Roberts (Dennis J.) papers, 1927-1972 Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
referencedIn The Marshall Bartholomew Papers, 1929-1966 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf George H. W. Bush Papers. 1942 - 2004. World War II Correspondence George Bush Library
creatorOf Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Congressional Correspondence Files Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
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referencedIn Official Military Personnel File for Prescott S. Bush. 1917-1919. National Archives at St. Louis
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Columbus OH US
Connecticut CT US
New York NY US
Subject
United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
Hurricane protection
Connecticut--Politics and government--1951-
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services
Investment banking
Hurricane protection--United States
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency
Federal Highway Program (U.S.)
Advertising, political
Bankers--Interviews
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Television advertising
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works
Legislators--Interviews
Disaster relief
United States--Congress--Senate
Banks and banking
Disaster relief--United States
Republican National Convention
Greenwich (Conn.) Town Meeting
Occupation
Politicians--Connecticut
Politicians
Bankers
Function

Person

Birth 1895-05-15

Death 1972-10-08

Male

Americans

English

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