George W. Bush
George W. Bush was the 43rd
President of the United States. He was sworn into office on January 20, 2001,
re-elected on November 2, 2004, and sworn in for a second term on January 20,
2005. Prior to his Presidency, President Bush served for 6 years as the 46th
Governor of the State of Texas, where he earned a reputation for bipartisanship
and as a compassionate conservative who shaped public policy based on the
principles of limited government, personal responsibility, strong families, and
President Bush was born on July
6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas.Bush
- often referred to as simply "W" (Dubya) - is the eldest son of
former President George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush.
He received a bachelor's
degree in history from Yale University in 1968, and then served as an F-102
fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard.
President Bush received a Master
of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1975. Following
graduation, he moved back to Midland and began a career in the energy business.
After working on his father's successful 1988 Presidential campaign, President
Bush assembled the group of partners who purchased the Texas Rangers baseball
franchise in 1989.
On November 8, 1994, President
Bush was elected Governor of Texas. He became the first Governor in Texas
history to be elected to consecutive 4-year terms when he was re-elected on
November 3, 1998.
President Bush is married to
Laura Welch Bush, a former teacher and librarian, and they have twin daughters,
Barbara and Jenna. The Bush family also includes two dogs, Barney and Miss
Beazley, and a cat, Willie.
Source: The White