George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush portrait photo

“I was able to meet him for the first time when I was 10 years old, that was back in 1966 when he was running for the Senate race against Dolph Briscoe and he lost.”

Gleaves Whitney is director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University. He knew the Bush family growing up in Texas a mile or two from their home. A friendship and an appreciation for George H. W. Bush grew over the years.