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George H.W. Bush Archives

Childhood meeting with Bush inspired Vanderbilt’s DeSantis to be role model for others

Dec. 6, 2018—When Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Larisa DeSantis was 9 years old, she had the opportunity to meet with then-President George H.W. Bush in the Oval Office. The interaction with the 41st president would have a profound effect on her life.

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Watch Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham’s eulogy of President George H.W. Bush

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, who holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair, delivered a touching tribute to George H.W. Bush during the 41st president’s state funeral at Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 5.

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Insights about Bush 41 shared during Presidents Day forum

Feb. 17, 2016—George H.W. Bush was the subject of a Presidents Day Chancellor's Lecture Series event featuring Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sen. Lamar Alexander and Bush biographer Jon Meacham.

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Meacham to discuss Bush 41 biography joined by Alexander, Zeppos Feb. 15

Jan. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt University Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will discuss Meacham’s latest book, "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," on Feb. 15 in the next installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Bush biographer, Vanderbilt professor honored

Nov. 16, 2015—Author and Visiting Distinguished Professor Jon Meacham was recognized as the 2015 Nashville Public Library Literary Award Honoree.

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