How did it come to be that the 41st president of the US George H W Bush was president for 12 years?
George H.W. Bush served as the 41st President for only four years from 1989 to 1993. However, he served as vice president under Ronald Reagan for the eight years leading up to his own presidency.
Men do not have "maiden names," which are the names that women are born with as opposed to their married names. The full name of the 41st President is George Herbert Walker Bush. He is sometimes referred to as "George H. Bush" or "Bush 41" because his son, George Walker Bush (George W. Bush) was the 43rd US President.