THE ONLINE CHRONICLE OF NEWS AT THE BUSH SCHOOL



Former George H. W. Bush Staffers Andy Card and Jean Becker Honor 41 on President’s Day

February 20, 2019


From left to right: Jean Becker, Andrew Natsios, and Andy Card.

President George H. W. Bush garnered public admiration over the course of his public service career, and his personal staffers shared their stories of the inner workings of the Bush White House and Bush’s style of leadership. Andy Card, former Secretary of Transportation under George H. W. Bush, and Jean Becker, Chief of Staff after Bush left office, told Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service students, faculty, and staff what Bush was like in the White House and in his personal life.

Card, who also served as White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush, recalled a story about how George H. W. Bush comforted the family of a fallen soldier. Card spoke about how Bush knew what it meant to go to war and the human impact it had on Americans.

Becker shared the more personal side of President Bush and told a story about a prank on Roger Clemens. Clemens was visiting the White House, and when he touched an object on the Oval Office desk, a recording of Bush saying not to touch anything sprung out of it. The prank scared Clemens but did not scare him away for good.

The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs hosted the event on President’s Day to honor Bush in the wake of his recent passing.

[Return to homepage]


Tags:

Follow us!





In the Media

October 03, 2019: "Rep. Will Hurd talks immigration, public service at Texas A&M" KBTX-TV

October 03, 2019: "Will Hurd: U.S. Must Streamline Immigration Procedures" Texas A&M Today

October 03, 2019: "Is there a way out of the Iran crisis?" Washington Post

October 03, 2019: "A&M political economist discusses court blows to Trump Administration immigration policies" KBTX-TV

September 30, 2019: "The Iran Crisis: Economic Sanctions, Escalating Tensions, and the Nuclear Deal " Asia Society

Additional Media


Latest Bush School News

Bush School Presents a Fireside Chat with Dr. Robert Gates

Bush School to Host Information Sessions for Prospective Students

First Annual Bush School Research Day

Ambassador Ross to Speak on the Bush Administration’s Middle Eastern Policies

Leon E. Panetta to Give the 2019 Cameron Fellows Lecture

Conference on Russia Policy to Be Held at the Bush Center

World Bank Economist Speaks to Bush School About Need for Middle East Reforms