Marvin Bush

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Marvin Bush
Bush in 2005
Born Marvin Pierce Bush
(1956-10-22) October 22, 1956 (age 61)
Midland, Texas, U.S.
Education Woodberry Forest School
University of Virginia
Spouse(s) Margaret Conway Molster (m. 1981)
Children 2
Parent(s) George H. W. Bush
Barbara Bush
Relatives See Bush family

Marvin Pierce Bush (born October 22, 1956) is the youngest son of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush (née Pierce), and brother of President George W. Bush, Jeb, Neil and Dorothy.


Early life[edit]

Marvin Pierce Bush was born on October 22, 1956 and was named after his maternal grandfather, Marvin Pierce. He attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, graduating in 1975. He went on to obtain a B.A. degree in English [1] from the University of Virginia, where he became a member of the Delta Phi Fraternity (St. Elmo Hall). He spent most summers and holidays at the Bush family estate.


He worked as director of HCC Insurance Holdings.[2] HCC, formerly Houston Casualty Company, is a publicly traded insurance company on the New York Stock Exchange. He appears in the 2008 award-winning documentary on Lee Atwater, Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story.[3] He served on the board of directors for SECURACOM from 1993 to June 2000.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Margaret Conway (née Molster) (b. March 2, 1959). They have two children, who were adopted from the Gladney Center in Ft. Worth, Texas: a daughter, Marshall Lloyd (b. May 14, 1986), and a son, Charles Walker (b. December 12, 1989).


In the 2016 presidential election, Marvin Bush endorsed Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, over either Republican candidate Donald Trump or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He stated that Johnson and running mate Bill Weld were both two-term governors,[5] who are "fiscally conservative, and their essential message is 'get bureaucracy off our backs', which used to be a part of what the Republicans believed."[6] He said that a list of controversies made Clinton untrustworthy, and cited Trump's negativity.[7]

Marvin had previously endorsed his own brother Jeb Bush, who lost the Republican primary.[8] Marvin's announcement is consistent with his family's general opposition to Trump. Unlike runner-up Ted Cruz, Jeb did not even attend the Republican convention, nor did either of the Bush former presidents, and all have explicitly spoken out against Trump, though until Marvin Bush's statement, no Bush family member had openly endorsed another candidate.[6] In the Republican primaries, however, another Bush brother, Neil Bush, had joined the Ted Cruz election campaign on the finance team.[9]


  1. ^ "Marvin Bush - LinkedIn". 
  2. ^ "HCC Insurance Holdings Inc". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story". 
  4. ^ Margie Burns (2005-02-15). "Family Business at the Watergate". The Washington Examiner. Archived from the original on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  5. ^ Marvin Bush endorses Gary Johnson
    While appearing on 106.7 The Fan's program The Junkies, Bush said: "... nobody knows about them, people think it is sort of a wasted vote—but, both Gary Johnson and Bill Weld were each successful two-term governors who balanced their budgets."
  6. ^ a b Washington Times: Marvin Bush voting for Gary Johnson
    “That’s why I’m voting Libertarian. A hundred percent … both Gary Johnson and Bill Weld were each successful two-term governors who balanced their budgets, so they’re fiscally conservative, and their essential message is ‘get bureaucracy off our backs,’ which used to be a part of what the Republicans believed,” said Mr. Bush, brother of President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in an appearance on “The Sports Junkies” show on WJFK-FM, 106.7 The Fan.
  7. ^ Fox News: Surprise as George W Bush’s brother Marvin endorses Gary Johnson
    He said: “Things like the commodity trading and Whitewater and Filegate and the email controversy today and all this stuff […] There’s a pattern of deception there that’s the reason her trust ratings are lower than almost any politician around.”
  8. ^ New York Daily News: Youngest Bush family brother Marvin endorses Libertarian Gary Johnson instead of Trump
    Bush, who supported his brother Jeb in the Republican primary, criticized both GOP candidate Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on the sports show.

    “Some of these kids are saying the best way to win is rip somebody’s a-- apart, somebody else’s a-- apart, and to run them down,” he said of Trump’s impact on the country.

  9. ^ "Guess which Bush brother just backed Ted Cruz?".