Bush regime characters
Individuals within the Bush regime include:
- 1 From the Richard M. Nixon / Watergate administration
- 2 From the Gerald R. Ford administration
- 3 From the Ronald Reagan / Iran-Contra administration
- 4 From the George H.W. Bush administration
- 5 Those with a Criminal Background
- 6 Oilmen
- 7 Other Corporate Cronies and Benefactors
- 8 in the Judiciary
- 9 Others
- 10 Related Articles
- 11 External Resources
From the Richard M. Nixon / Watergate administration
- George H.W. Bush served as Ambassador to the United Nations, and chaired the Republican National Committee.
From the Gerald R. Ford administration
- George H.W. Bush served as Ambassador to China and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
- Donald Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense
- Dick Cheney was Chief of Staff
From the Ronald Reagan / Iran-Contra administration
- George H.W. Bush served as Vice-President.
- L. Paul Bremer III was Ambassador-at-Large for Counter Terrorism.
- Richard L. Armitage
From the George H.W. Bush administration
- Richard G. Darman served as Budget Director.
Those with a Criminal Background
- Elliott Abrams pleaded guilty in October 1991 to two counts of a misdemeanor, "Withholding information" from the United States Congress.
- John Negroponte
- John Poindexter was convicted in 1990 of five felony counts of lying to Congress, obstructing Iran-Contra investigators, and destroying evidence.
- Otto Reich "engaged in prohibited, covert propaganda activities," such as leaking false stories to the press, according to a 1987 report by the U.S. Comptroller General. 
- Bob Malone, president of BP Amoco's Pipelines (Alaska) Inc.
- Bill Allen, chairman of VECO Corp., which was formed to support offshore oil production in Alaska.
- Donald Evans, CEO of Tom Brown Inc., an oil and gas company with the bulk of its production in Wyoming, who in 1995, George W. Bush rewarded by appointing him to the University of Texas Board of Regents.
- Ray L. Hunt, chairman and CEO of Hunt Oil Co., was named finance chairman of the Republican National Committee's Victory 2000 Committee. 
- Richard Kinder and Kenneth Lay, the former and current CEOs of Houston-based Enron Corp. By the end of 1999, funders connected to Enron had contributed $90,000 to the Bush presidential campaign, the fourth largest bundle at the time. [Boston Globe, Oct. 3, 1999]
- Condoleezza Rice has been a director of Chevron Corp. since 1991.
- Lawrence S. Eagleburger, a seasoned Bush counselor who held top State Department posts under George W.'s father, is a director of Halliburton Corp.
- Dick Cheney, Halliburton's chairman and chief executive officer.
- Sanchez family, Loredo, Texas.
- A.R. "Tony" Sanchez Jr. and his family own large shares of International Bank of Commerce, a chain of banks based in Laredo, Texas, that was founded by his father in 1966. Sanchez is also chairman and chief executive officer of Sanchez-O'Brien Oil and Gas, a natural gas supplier he started in 1973. Governor Bush appointed Sanchez to the University of Texas Board of Regents. 
- Bass family, Forth Worth, Texas.
- The Bass brothers inherited their millions from grand uncle Sid Richardson, a Texas wildcatter. Robert and Lee Bass joined President Bush's Team 100, a group of $100,000 donors to the RNC. The family agreed to finance Harken Energy's drilling in Bahrain in 1990 when George W. Bush was a Harken director. In 1995, Bush appointed Lee Bass Chairman of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. 
Other Corporate Cronies and Benefactors
in the Judiciary
- William H. Donaldson, a longtime Bush family friend, and Yale classmate of banker Jonathan Bush to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
- Karl Rove
- Tom DeLay
- Who's Who in the Bush Administration.
- Right Web
- Introducing the Bush administration
- "The Bush administration is made up of many people from previous administrations including the Ford, Reagan, and Bush Sr., administrations and has the highest number of corporate connections of any previous administration. Furthermore, the Bush administration has been working together as a group in developing their current agenda since the mid 1990s, so the administration can really be considered a group at least as far back as 1998."
- Behind the Bushes