Fox News 26 Houston: The man who worked closely with President George H.W. Bush to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act is still doing amazing work here in Houston. The professor became good friends with the president. “I had the opportunity to know him very well,” says UTHealth BioMedical Informatics Professor Lex Frieden. He not only got to know President George H.W. Bush, he did life-changing work with him. ”In 1986 we presented a report to Vice President Bush saying there should be a law protecting people with disabilities from discrimination,” Professor Frieden explains.