Jonathan Bush Dead At 89, Former President’s Brother


Another slice of history is gone from a generation that was rich in ideas and wonderful stories.

Jonathan Bush, a financier and younger brother of former President George Bush and an uncle of former President George W. Bush, died on Wednesday at his home in Jupiter, Fla. He was 89.

The death was announced by the George & Barbara Bush Foundation.

When he was 30, after not passing an audition for “Take Me Along,” a Broadway musical starring Jackie Gleason, Mr. Bush went into finance and joined G.H. Walker & Company, a firm founded by his maternal grandfather, George Herbert Walker. In 1970 he left to found his own firm, J. Bush & Company, which managed the money of wealthy clients.