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Happy Birthday, President Bush!

In honor of President George H. W. Bush’s 94th birthday, we’re releasing two never-before-seen videos highlighting his tenure as Director of Central Intelligence.

Bush’s tenure as DCI marked a turning point for the Agency as he is credited with restoring focus and boosting morale in the institution. He remains one of the most beloved Directors in the Agency’s history.

President George H. W. Bush’s Farewell Visit to CIA

This video and related documents are from President Bush’s last visit to CIA as president. On January 8, 1993, in the final month of his presidency, President Bush paid a farewell visit to CIA Headquarters. After a luncheon in the Executive Dining Room, during which he received briefings on issues, the President made remarks in the main cafeteria to a large group of the Agency workforce.

I Want This Job: George H. W. Bush and the CIA

This video, produced by CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence, is a retrospective on Bush's tenure as DCI. It was shown during a January 29, 2016, visit by President and Mrs. Bush to CIA Headquarters in honor of the 40th anniversary of Bush's swearing in as Director.

To view the documents related to President Bush’s farewell visit to CIA in 1993, visit CIA’s FOIA Electronic Reading Room. The press release on the video and document release can be viewed here.

To learn more about President Bush’s tenure as DCI, see “Bush as Director of Central Intelligence.” You can also read about his 40th anniversary visit to CIA Headquarters here.

Posted: Jun 11, 2018 01:31 PM
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018 02:59 PM