George H. W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts to Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. He was named for his maternal grandfather, George Herbert Walker, Sr..
Bush began his formal education at the Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, Connecticut. Bush attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts from 1936 to 1942, where he captained the baseball and soccer teams and was a member of an exclusive fraternity called the A.U.V, or "Auctoritas, Unitas, Veritas" - Latin for "Authority, Unity, Truth". It was while at Phillips Academy that Bush learned of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.