Prescott Sheldon Bush
Prescott Sheldon Bush was born May 15, 1895, in Columbus (Franklin County), Ohio, and died October 8, 1972, in New York City. Prescott married Dorothy Walker on August 6, 1921, in Kennebunkport (York County), Maine.
Prescott's parents were Samuel Prescott Bush, born October 4, 1863, in Brick Church, New Jersey (died February 8, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio). Samuel married Flora Sheldon on June 20, 1894, in Columbus. Flora was born March 17, 1872, in Franklin, Ohio (died September 4, 1920) in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
Prescott S. Bush "received a B.A. from Yale University in 1917 and completed his Army career in 1919. Bush joined the firm of Brown Brothers and Company became a partner in 1930 ... A resident of Greenwich, CT, Bush was elected as a member of its representative town meeting. In 1933 he was elected as moderator, a post to which he was re-elected until his election to the United States Senate in 1952. Bush announced his intention not to run for re-election in 1961."
Prescott S. Bush was the first in a line of Bush men who were tapped at Yale University to become members of the Skull & Bones Society. Prescott was followed by his son George Herbert Walker Bush and grandson George Walker Bush.
Timeline: Political Dynasty from CBSNews
- 1950 Prescott Bush loses Connecticut's 1950 senatorial election in a tight race.
- 1952 Prescott Bush defeats Abraham Ribicoff in a run to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Senator Brian McMahon.
- 1956 Prescott Bush is re-elected to the Senate. During his career, Bush was on the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency, the Senate Committee on Public Works, the Committee on Armed Services, a congressional Joint Economic Committee, and the Special Committee on Aging.
- 1961 Prescott Bush says he will not run for re-election.
- 1972 Prescott Bush dies of lung cancer at age 77. 
Prescott Bush Dinner: "the state [of Connecticut] Republican Party's annual fund-raiser."
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- George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography --- Chapter - II - The Hitler Project; Bush Property Seized--Trading with the Enemy by Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin (early 1990's)
- Bush - Nazi Link Confirmed by John Buchanan from The New Hampshire Gazette Vol. 248, No. 1, October 10, 2003
- Jonathan D. Salant, Bush Ancestor's Bank Seized by Gov't", Associated Press, 17 October 2003. "President Bush's grandfather [Prescott Sheldon Bush] was a director of a bank (Union Banking Corp.) seized by the federal government because of its ties to a German industrialist (Fritz Thyssen) who helped bankroll Adolf Hitler's rise to power, government documents show. ... The new documents were first reported by freelance writer John Buchanan in The New Hampshire Gazette, Vol. 248, No. 1, October 10, 2003.
- Mike Brewster, "When the Fed Took Orders from Treasury", Business Week Online, 24 September 2003. "'DELIBERATE PLOT.' A little more than 50 years ago, Prescott Bush addressed the annual luncheon of the Bond Club of New York on the evils of a Federal Reserve Bank that was free to set rates as it saw fit. Senator Bush, a former partner at investment bank Brown Brothers Harriman, feared that the Fed might be tempted to establish its newfound independence by bumping rates up -- the better to slow economic growth and play havoc with the year-old Republican Administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He imagined a 'deliberate Wall Street-Washington plot to raise interest rates, drive down bond prices, and squeeze the little man.'"
- Bush Family Connections to Genocide and Financing Hitler,, a pictorial synopsis of the George Herbert Walker, Samuel Prescott Bush, and Prescott Bush family values connections leading to Auschwitz involvement of Prescott Bush.
- How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power, a selection of better internet pages focussed on Prescott Bush direct involvement in funding Adolph Hitler and Auschwitz.