George Walker Bush( born July 6, 1946) is a former President of the United States. He served as the 43rd President from 2001 to 2009. He was the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 before being sworn in as President on January 20, 2001.
Bush was elected president in 2000 as the Republican candidate, receiving a majority of the electoral votes, but losing the popular vote to then Vice President Al Gore.
Eight months into Bush's first term as president, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred, and Bush announced a global War on Terrorism, ordered an invasion of Afghanistan that same year and an invasion of Iraq in 2003. In addition to national security issues, Bush promoted policies on the economy, health care, education and social security reform. He signed into law broad tax cuts, the No Child Left Behind Act and Medicare prescription drug benefits for seniors. His tenure saw a national debate on immigration and social security.
Born: July 6, 1946 (1946-07-06) (age 62) New Haven, Connecticut
Birth name :George Walker Bush
Political party :Republican
Spouse :Laura Bush
Children:Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Welch Hager
Residence :Dallas, Texas
Alma mater :Yale University Harvard Business School
Occupation :Businessman(oil, baseball)
As a child, Bush attended public schools in Midland, Texas until the family moved to Houston after he completed seventh grade. He then went to The Kinkaid School, a prep school in Houston, for two years.
Bush finished his high school years at Phillips Academy, a boarding school (then all-male) in Andover, Massachusetts, where he played baseball and during his senior year was the head cheerleader.Bush attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in history.During this time, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, being elected the fraternity's president during his senior year.Bush also became a member of the secretive Skull and Bones society as a college senior. He characterized himself as an average student.
Beginning in the fall of 1973, Bush attended the Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA. He is the only US President to have earned an MBA.
In 1978, Bush ran for the House of Representatives from Texas's 19th congressional district. His opponent, Kent Hance, portrayed him as being out of touch with rural Texans; Bush lost the election by 6,000 votes (6%) of the 103,000 votes cast.He returned to the oil industry and began a series of small, independent oil exploration companies.He created Arbusto Energy, and later changed the name to Bush Exploration. In 1984, his company merged with the larger Spectrum 7, and Bush became chairman.The company was hurt by a decline in oil prices, and as a result, it folded into Harken Energy.Bush served on the board of directors for Harken.Questions of possible insider trading involving Harken arose, but the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) investigation concluded that the information Bush had at the time of his stock sale was not sufficient to constitute insider trading.
Bush moved his family to Washington, D.C. in 1988 to work on his father's campaign for the U.S. presidency. He worked as a campaign adviser and served as liaison to the media;he assisted his father by campaigning across the country.Returning to Texas after the successful campaign, he purchased a share in the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in April 1989, where he served as managing general partner for five years.He actively led the team's projects and regularly attended its games, often choosing to sit in the open stands with fans.The sale of Bush's shares in the Rangers in 1998 brought him over $15 million from his initial $800,000 investment.
In December 1991, Bush was one of seven people named by his father to run his father's 1992 Presidential re-election campaign as "campaign advisor".The prior month, Bush had been asked by his father to tell White House chief of staff John H. Sununu that he should resign.
Governor of Texas in the year of 1994
President of America in the year of 2000
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