Alexander Ellis II; Husband of President Bush’s Sister

From Associated Press

Alexander Ellis II, brother-in-law of President Bush, died Friday of a stroke.

Ellis, 67, was married to Nancy Walker Bush Ellis, sister of the President. He had been hospitalized for the last two weeks at Massachusetts General Hospital and had undergone an intestinal operation Monday, said his son, Alexander III.

Ellis was the son of a well-known insurance broker. He attended Yale University and served as a lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. He was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge.

He married Nancy Bush in 1946, joined his father’s firm and became its president during the late 1960s and chief executive officer in 1975.


Ellis served as a Republican state committeeman and a delegate to the 1964 Republican Convention.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and four grandchildren.