Famous People from Midland County Texas
George H. W. Bush
Herbert Walker lived in both Odessa and Midland Texas with his
family in the 1950's. According to eldest son George W. Bush,
then age two, the family lived in one of the few duplexes in Odessa
with an indoor bathroom, which they "shared with a couple of
hookers". Three of the Bush's six children were born in
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush in 1953, Neil Mallon Pierce Bush in 1955
and Marvin Pierce Bush in 1956.
Bush started the Bush-Overbey Oil Development company in 1951 and in
1953 co-founded the Zapata Petroleum Corporation, an oil company
that drilled in the Permian Basin in Texas. In 1954 he was named
president of the Zapata Offshore Company, a subsidiary which
specialized in offshore drilling. In 1959, shortly after the
subsidiary became independent, Bush moved the company and his family
from Midland to Houston.
George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st President of the United
States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd Vice President of the United
States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, he was
previously a congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central
Intelligence. Born in 1924 he is the oldest living former President
and Vice President.
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