George H.W. Bushserved as 41st President of the United States. Before he entered the political arena, he helped establish the YMCA in Midland, Texas and served as chairman of the founding board in the early 1950s. George served in the United States Navy, a career in the oil industry, two terms as a U.S. Congressman, service as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, tenure as Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, appointment as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, andtwo terms as vice president to Ronald Reagan.