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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 05:19 AM
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The Bush family has been starting wars for nearly a century.
Edited on Sat Oct-11-03 05:34 AM by dutchdemocrat

Samuel Prescott Bush (1863 October 4 Brick Church NJ - 1948 February 8 Columbus OH) was the father of Senator Prescott Bush, grandfather of George H. W. Bush and greatgrandfather George W. Bush.

He was the son of the Rev. James Smith Bush.

He married Flora Sheldon on 1894 June 20.

He was president (c1906-1927) of Buckeye Steel Castings of Columbus, Ohio, which (among other things) made railway parts for the Harrimans. The two families were closely associated at least until the end of World War II.

He was the first president of National Manufacturers Association, and cofounder of Scioto Country Club and Columbus Academy.

In the spring of 1918, Bush became chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms and Ammunition Section of the War Industries Board of Bernard Baruch and Clarence Dillon, with national responsibility for government assistance to and relations with Remington and other weapons companies. (Senate hearings in 1934 by the Nye committee attacked the Merchants of Deathwar profiteers such as Remington Arms and the British Vickers companywhose salesmen had manipulated many nations into war and then supplied weapons to all sides.)

Unfortunately most of the records and correspondence of Bush's arms-related section of the government have been burned to save space in the National Archives.

He lost his wife Flora Sheldon on 1920 September 4, in Narragansett RI. She stepped in front of a car.<1>

Bush is interred at Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus OH.<2>

You must read DU's editorial today.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/articles/03/10/10_...
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 08:23 AM
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1. Definitely
deserves a

:kick:

Here's another good Bush thread too:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


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