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  • ID: I9355
  • Name: Prescott Sheldon BUSH
  • RELA: 8th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 MAY 1895 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
  • Census: 1900 3028 Wells St., Page 3B, ED 146, Ward 16, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI
  • Census: 1920 4906 McPherson Ave, Page 11, ED 499, St. Louis, MO
  • Census: 1930 Page 4A, ED 134, Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT
  • Event: Elected BET 1952 AND 1963 United States Senator from Connecticut
  • Event: Pic 1952 Prescott & Dorothy (Walker) Bush
  • Death: of Lung Cancer 8 OCT 1972 in New York, NY
  • Occupation: Banker
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Prescott Sheldon Bush
  • Note:
    BUSH, Prescott Sheldon, (father of George Herbert Walker Bush, grandfather of President George W. Bush), a Senator from Connecticut; born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May 15, 1895; attended the Douglas School of Columbus, Ohio, and St. George's School, Newport, R.I., 1908-1913; graduated from Yale University in 1917; enlisted in Connecticut National Guard in 1916 and served as captain of Field Artillery in American Expeditionary Forces 1917-1919; engaged in hardware business as a warehouse clerk in St. Louis, Mo.; moved to Greenwich, Conn., in 1924; engaged in banking business in New York City 1926; moderator, Greenwich Representative Town Meeting 1935-1952; trustee, Yale University; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1950; elected on November 4, 1952, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James O'Brien McMahon; reelected in 1956 and served from November 4, 1952, to January 2, 1963; was not a candidate for reelection in 1962; resumed his career in the banking and investment field; died in New York City, October 8, 1972; interment in Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, Conn.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Samuel Prescott BUSH b: 4 OCT 1863 in Brick Church, Orange Co., NJ
    Mother: Flora SHELDON b: 17 MAR 1872 in Franklin Co., OH

    Marriage 1 Dorothy Wear WALKER b: 1 JUL 1901 in near Walker's Pt, York Co., ME
    • Married: 6 AUG 1921 in Kennebunkport, York Co., ME
    1. Has No Children Prescott Sheldon BUSH , Jr.
    2. Has Children George Herbert Walker BUSH b: 12 JUN 1924 in Milton, Norfolk Co., MA
    3. Has Children Nancy Walker BUSH
    4. Has Children Jonathan James BUSH
    5. Has No Children Living BUSH
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