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us: Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972

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        Columbus, Ohio
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        New York, N.Y.
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        • Organization: (naf) Connecticut. National Guard
        • Affiliation Start: 1916
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        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
        • Affiliation Start: 1917
        • Affiliation End: 1919
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        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 19521104
        • Affiliation End: 19630102
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    • found: Herskowitz, Mickey. Duty, honor, country, c2002: CIP t.p. (Prescott Bush) text (Prescott Sheldon Bush)
    • found: LC database, Nov. 20, 2002 (hdg.: Bush, Prescott Sheldon, 1895-1972)
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, July 22, 2013 (Bush, Prescott Sheldon (1895-1972); 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)
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