Former U.S. Congressman Hal Daub is reflecting on the life of former President George H.W. Bush who died on Friday. Bush was President Ronald Reagan’s vice president both he and Daub were sworn into office in 1981. Bush was chairman of the Regulator Relief Task Force. Daub was also a member.
Daub says, “I got to sit in on meetings one-on-one with the vice president, with 41. I got to sit with Ronald Reagan and the vice president in a number of meetings and work with their staff so it was more than a personal relationship than just being around him. He always had a smile on his face. He always had his hand out for a warm handshake.”
With that, Daub says Bush was someone you didn’t want to tangle with. Daub says he was determined to succeed. He had a drive that you could see all the time. All meetings were to be productive and we are here for business an not waste time.
Daub says he received two personal notes from Bush over the years and both are treasured.