Party affiliation: Democrat
Removed to Oregon via Panama, 1850. Actively identified with public affairs until 1859, when Oregon became a state. Was editor of The Oregon Statesman, the principal Oregon paper, and 1st state printer.
Retired from newspaper business, 1862. Associated with W. S. Ladd and established banking house of Ladd & Bush, 1868. Trustee University of Oregon, 1882-1892.
Born June 4, 1824