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Dorothy Walker Bush

Dorothy Walker Bush

American politician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American politician
Countries United States of America
Occupations Politician
Gender female
Birth July 1, 1901 (York County, Maine, U.S.A.)
Death November 19, 1992 (Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.)
Mother: Lucretia Wear
Father: George Herbert Walker
Siblings: George Herbert WalkerJr.John M. Walker
Spouse: Prescott Bush
Children: George H. W. BushJonathan BushNancy Walker Bush EllisWilliam H. T. BushPrescott S. BushJr.
Dorothy Walker Bush
The details

The Bush family is an American family that is prominent in the fields of politics, sports, entertainment, and business.

Best known for its involvement in politics, the family has held various national and state offices spanning across four generations, including a U.S. Senator, Prescott Bush, a State Governor, Jeb Bush, and two U.S. Presidents – one having also served as Vice President, George H. W. Bush, while the other was also a State Governor, George W. Bush. Other family members include a National Football League (NFL) executive, Joe Ellis, and two nationally known TV personalities, Billy Bush and Jenna Bush Hager.

Peter Schweizer, author of a biography of the family, has described the Bushes as "the most successful political dynasty in American history". According to some online sources, the Bush family is of primarily English and German descent. The Bush family is also one of the oldest American families of European origin, with Samuel Bush being their first American-born ancestor, in 1647.


  • James Smith Bush (1825–1889), father of Samuel P. Bush
    • Samuel Prescott Bush (1863–1948), father of Prescott Bush and son of James Smith Bush
    • Flora Sheldon (1872–1920), wife of Samuel P. Bush (married June 20, 1894) and mother to Prescott Bush
      • Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895–1972), Samuel P. Bush's son, served as a US Senator from Connecticut; former chairman of the USGA.
      • Dorothy Wear Walker Bush (1901–1992), wife of Prescott, was a daughter of George Herbert Walker of the well-connected Walker family of bankers and businessmen
        • Prescott Sheldon "Pressy" Bush Jr. (1922–2010), Prescott Bush's eldest son, who served as chairman of the United States-China Chamber of Commerce
        • George Herbert Walker Bush (born 1924), Prescott Bush Sr.'s second son; President of the United States, Vice President of the United States under Ronald Reagan, a Congressman from Houston, and Central Intelligence Agency director, among other political and diplomatic posts
        • Barbara Pierce Bush (born 1925), wife of George H. W.; daughter of publisher Marvin Pierce, cousin of 14th US President Franklin Pierce, Second Lady and later First Lady of the US
          • George Walker Bush (born 1946), George H. W. Bush's eldest son, 43rd President of the United States and (earlier) 46th Governor of Texas
            George H. W. Bush picnics on the lawn of his Kennebunkport home with his family, 1988
          • Laura Lane Welch Bush (born 1946), wife of George W. and First Lady; earlier a teacher
            • Barbara Pierce Bush (born 1981), twin sister of Jenna, and daughter of George and Laura Bush
            • Jenna Welch Bush Hager (born 1981), daughter of George and Laura and twin sister of Barbara, NBC News correspondent; married to Henry Chase Hager, son of former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia John H. Hager
              • Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager (born April 13, 2013), daughter of Jenna Bush Hager
              • Poppy Louise Hager (born August 13, 2015), daughter of Jenna Bush Hager
          • Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush (1949–1953), George H. W. Bush's second child and first daughter; died of leukemia near school-age
          • John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (born 1953), George H. W. Bush's second son, was the 43rd Governor of Florida; married to Columba Garnica Gallo
            • George Prescott Bush (born 1976), son of Jeb Bush, elected commissioner of the Texas General Land Office in 2014; married to Amanda Williams
              • Prescott Walker Bush (born June 3, 2013), son of George P. Bush
              • John William Bush (born April 13, 2015), son of George P. Bush
            • Noelle Lucila Bush (born 1977), daughter of Jeb Bush
            • John Ellis "Jebby" Bush Jr. (born 1983), son of Jeb Bush; married to Sandra Mary Algudady
              • Georgia Helena Walker Bush (born 2011), daughter of Jebby Bush
              • Vivian Alexandra Columba Bush (born 2014), daughter of Jebby Bush
          • Neil Mallon Bush (born 1955), third son of George H. W. Bush and brother of Pres. George W. Bush; businessman; married Sharon Smith, & divorced in April 2003; married to Maria Bush as of 2004
            • Lauren Pierce Bush Lauren (born 1984), daughter of Neil Bush and Sharon Smith; model for Tommy Hilfiger; married to David Lauren
              • James Richard Lauren (born November 21, 2015), son of Lauren Bush Lauren
            • Pierce Mallon Bush (born 1986), son of Neil Bush and Sharon Smith
            • Ashley Walker Bush (born 1989), daughter of Neil Bush and Sharon Smith
          • Marvin Pierce Bush (born 1956), fourth son of George H. W. Bush, and brother of George W. Bush; venture capitalist; married to Margaret Conway (née Molster); adopted children: daughter Marshall, and son Walker
          • Dorothy Walker Bush Koch (born 1959), second daughter of George H. W. Bush and sister of President George W. Bush; married to, and in 1990 divorced from, William LeBlond; married to Bobby Koch, wine lobbyist
            • Samuel Bush LeBlond (born 1984), son of Dorothy Bush Koch and William LeBlond
            • Nancy Ellis "Ellie" LeBlond (born 1986), daughter of Dorothy Bush Koch and William LeBlond; married to Nick Sosa
            • Robert David Koch (born 1993), son of Dorothy Bush Koch and Bobby Koch
            • Georgia Grace "Gigi" Koch (born 1996), daughter of Dorothy Bush Koch and Bobby Koch
        • Nancy Walker Bush Ellis (born 1926), Prescott Bush Sr.'s third child and only daughter
          • Alexander Ellis III (born 1949), son of Nancy Bush Ellis
          • John Prescott Ellis (born 1953), son of Nancy Bush Ellis; media consultant
          • Josiah "Joe" Ellis (born 1958), son of Nancy Bush Ellis; President, Chairman and CEO of the Denver Broncos, two-time Super Bowl champion as a member of the Broncos' front office
        • Jonathan James Bush (born 1931), Prescott Bush Sr.'s fourth child; banker
          • Jonathan S. Bush (born 1969), son of Jonathan Bush, CEO of athenahealth
          • William Hall "Billy" Bush (born 1971), son of Jonathan Bush; a former Access Hollywood host; forced out of NBC-news job October 2016 in allegations about Donald Trump
        • William Henry Trotter "Bucky" Bush (born 1938), Prescott Bush Sr.'s fifth child; banker and executive


Barbara Bush, Jeb Bush, George H. W. Bush, Laura Bush, and George W. Bush, and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller watch tee ball on the White House lawn.

Patrilineal line

  • John Bush (1593–1670), born in Messing, Essex, England and the last English ancestor
    • Samuel Bush (1647–1733)
      • Richard Bush (c. 1676–1732 in Bristol, Plymouth Colony)
        • Timothy Bush (1728–1821 in Springport, New York) may have been the son of Richard Bush.
          • Timothy Bush Jr. (1761–1850 in Penfield, New York) was the son of Timothy Bush.
            • Obadiah Newcomb Bush (January 28, 1797 – 1851) was the son of blacksmith Timothy Bush Jr. and was an American prospector and businessman.
              • James Smith Bush (1825–1889), an attorney and Episcopal priest in New Jersey, California, and New York, was the son of Obadiah Bush and the father of Samuel Prescott Bush,

Other notable relatives

  • George Bush (1796–1859) was a biblical scholar and Swedenborgian minister who wrote the book Life of Mohammed, and a first cousin of Obadiah Newcomb Bush.
  • Col. Robert Bolling Sr. (1646–1709) of Kippax Plantation was an Early American settler in the colony of Virginia whose son, Robert Bolling Jr., was a Bush family ancestor. Bolling Sr. later had children with Jane Rolfe, the granddaughter of Pocahontas.
  • Edith Wilson (1872–1961), second wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson was also descended from Col. Robert Bolling, Sr. so therefore was distantly related to the Bush family.
  • Wild Bill Hickok (1837–1876) was a second cousin three times removed of Prescott Bush.
  • John Howland (1592/3–1672/3) and Elizabeth Tilley (1607-1687), Mayflower passengers, through their daughter Hope.
  • Gov. Thomas Hinckley (1618–1706) was a Plymouth Colony governor, and a seventh generation great-grandfather of Prescott Sheldon Bush 1895-1972, so therefore a direct ancestor of all of his descendents including his son George H. W. Bush and grandson George W. Bush.
  • Mary Parker (1637–92) was executed by hanging in 1692 for witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials.
  • Through John May and his wife Prudence Bridge (great-great-grandparents of Obadiah Newcomb Bush), the family is related to U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte (1851–1921), U.S. Vice President Charles Gates Dawes (1865–1951), actress Blanche Oelrichs (who was also known by the pseudonym "Michael Strange") (1890–1950), and author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888).
  • Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964), American five star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army who was the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in the Pacific theater during World War II was distantly related to the Bush family.

Connections to other prominent families

George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush in Beijing, 2008

George Herbert "Bert" Walker (1875–1953) was a wealthy American banker and businessman. His daughter Dorothy married Prescott Bush, making him the grandfather of the 41st President George H. W. Bush and the great-grandfather of the 43rd President and George W. Bush. He is also the namesake of the Walker Cup, a men's amateur golf trophy contested in odd-numbered years between a U.S. team and a combined Great Britain and Ireland side.

Flora Sheldon, wife of Samuel P. Bush, was a distant descendant of the Livingston, Schuyler, and Beekman families, prominent New Netherland merchant and political patrician families.

Family tree

  • Timothy Bush Jr., m. Lydia Newcomb
    • Obadiah Newcomb Bush (1797–1851), m. Harriet Smith
      • James Smith Bush, m. Harriet Fay
        • Samuel Prescott Bush, m. Flora Sheldon
          • Prescott Sheldon Bush, m. Dorothy Wear Walker
            • Prescott Sheldon Bush Jr.
            • George H. W. Bush, m. Barbara Pierce
              • George W. Bush, m. Laura Lane Welch
                • Barbara Pierce Bush
                  George W. Bush, Marvin Bush, Barbara Bush and Laura Bush at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Games.
                • Jenna Welch Bush, m. Henry Chase Hager
                  • Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager
                  • Poppy Louise Hager
              • Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush
              • John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, m. Columba Garnica Gallo
                • George Prescott Bush, m. Amanda Williams
                • John Ellis "Jebby" Bush Jr.
                • Noelle Lucila Bush
              • Neil Mallon Bush, (m./div. 1st) Sharon Smith ; (m. 2nd) Maria Andrews
                • Lauren Bush, m. David Lauren
              • Marvin Pierce Bush, m. Margaret Molster
                • Marshall Bush
                • Walker Bush
              • Dorothy Walker Bush, (m./div. 1st) William LeBlond ; (m. 2nd) Robert P. Koch
                • Sam LeBlond
                • Ellie LeBlond, m. Nick Sosa
                • Robert Koch
                • Gigi Koch
            • Nancy Walker Bush, m. Alexander B. Ellis II
              • Joe Ellis
            • Jonathan James Bush, m. Josephine Bradley
              • Billy Bush, m. Sydney Davis
                • Josie Bush
                • Mary Bush
                • Bradley Bush
                • Lillie Bush
              • Jonathan S. Bush
            • William Henry Trotter Bush
          • Robert Sheldon Bush
          • Mary Eleanor Bush
          • Margaret Livingston Bush
          • James Smith Bush


Awards and honors

President George W. Bush in 2006 during a White House ceremony.
Beside him is the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which is given to the winning team of the Super Bowl.
Bush's cousin Joe Ellis is a two-time Super Bowl winner as an executive with the Denver Broncos.


  • Two-time Super Bowl champion - Joe Ellis (as an executive with the Denver Broncos)
  • 2007 National Football Foundation Gold Medal - George H. W. Bush
  • World Golf Hall of Fame - George H. W. Bush (class of 2011)

Politics/public service

  • Three-time Time Person of the Year
    • George H. W. Bush (1990)
    • George W. Bush (2000, 2004)
  • Two-time Silver Buffalo Award winners
    • George H. W. Bush (1990)
    • George W. Bush (2002)
  • Five statues
    • George H.W. Bush - two (Houston, TX, Rapid City, SD)
    • George W. Bush - two (Rapid City, SD, Hamilton, OH)
    • George H.W./George W. Bush (shared) - one (Dallas, TX)
  • 1989: Jersey Street in College Station, TX renamed George Bush Drive in honor of George H.W. Bush
  • 1997: George Bush International Airport named in honor of George H. W. Bush
  • 2007: Ronald Reagan Freedom Award - George H. W. Bush
  • 2010: Presidential Medal of Freedom - George H. W. Bush
  • 2013: Portion of U.S. Highway 75 in Dallas, TX renamed George W. Bush Expressway


  • Presidential Unit Citation - George H. W. Bush
  • Distinguished Flying Cross - George H. W. Bush
  • Three-time Air Medal recipient - George H. W. Bush
  • Honorary GCB - George H. W. Bush
  • USS George H.W. Bush commissioned in 2009 - George H.W. Bush
  • National Defense Service Medal - George W. Bush, George P. Bush
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal - George P. Bush

Political offices held

The Bush family are among four American families (Adams, Harrison, and Roosevelt being the others) to have had multiple members serve as U.S. President.
George P. Bush represents the fourth generation of the Bush family to have held elected office, after becoming Texas Land Commissioner in 2015.


  • George H. W. Bush (41st) - 1989–1993
  • George W. Bush (43rd) - 2001–2009

Vice President

  • George H. W. Bush - 1981–1989

U.S. Congress

  • Prescott Bush (Senator - Connecticut) - 1952–1963
  • George H. W. Bush (Representative - Texas) - 1967–1971


  • George W. Bush (Texas) - 1995–2000
  • Jeb Bush (Florida) - 1999–2007


  • George H. W. Bush
    • UN Ambassador (1971–1973)
    • RNC Chairman (1973–1974)
    • Ambassador to China (1974–1975)
    • CIA Director (1976–1977)
  • Jeb Bush
    • Florida Secretary of Commerce (1987–1989)
  • George P. Bush
    • Texas Land Commissioner (2015–present)
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