|Location:||Washington D.C., United States|
|Birthplace:||New Haven, CT, USA|
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About George Walker Bush, President
George W. Bush July 6, 1946 New Haven, CT, USA
Wife: Laura Welch November 4, 1946
Children: twin daughters
- Barbara Pierce Bush November 25, 1981
- Jenna Welch (Bush) Hager November 25, 1981 m. Henry Chase Hager
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 local control.
President Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. 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.
After becoming President of the United States in 2001, President Bush worked with the Congress to create an ownership society and build a future of security, prosperity, and opportunity for all Americans. He signed into law tax relief that helps workers keep more of their hard-earned money, as well as the most comprehensive education reforms in a generation, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This legislation ushered in a new era of accountability, flexibility, local control, and more choices for parents, affirming our Nation’s fundamental belief in the promise of every child. President Bush also worked to improve healthcare and modernize Medicare, providing the first-ever prescription drug benefit for seniors; increase homeownership, especially among minorities; conserve our environment; and increase military strength, pay, and benefits. Because President Bush believes the strength of America lies in the hearts and souls of our citizens, he supported programs that encouraged individuals to help their neighbors in need.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked our Nation. Since then, President Bush has taken unprecedented steps to protect our homeland and create a world free from terror. He is grateful for the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform and their families. The President is confident that by helping build free and prosperous societies, our Nation and our friends and allies will succeed in making America more secure and the world more peaceful.
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.
After leaving office, Bush returned to Texas and purchased a home in a suburban area of Dallas, Texas. He is currently a public speaker and is writing a book about his presidency.
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush
• 1. John TILLEY (1571-1620) m. Joan HURST (1567-1620)
• 2. Elizabeth TILLEY (1607-1687) m. John HOWLAND (1593-1672)
• 3. Hope HOWLAND (1629-1683) m. John CHIPMAN (1613-1708)
• 4. Hope CHIPMAN m. John HUCKINS
• 5. Hope HUCKINS m. Thomas NELSON
• 6. Hannah NELSON m. Jabez WOOD
• 7. Jabez WOOD (1718-) m. Joanna SHORT
• 8. Joanna WOOD (1750-1813) m. Comfort HORTON (1743-1805)
• 9. Sarah HORTON (1777-1856) m. Jarvis WHEELER (1774-1852)
• 10. Betsey S. WHEELER (1800-1881) m. Levi PIERCE (1797-1838)
• 11. Elizabeth Slade PIERCE (1822-1901) m. Courtland Philip Livingston BUTLER (1813-1891)
• 12. Mary Elizabeth BUTLER (1850-1897) m. Robert Emmet SHELDON (1845-1917)
• 13. Flora SHELDON (1872-1920) m. Samuel Prescott BUSH (1863-1948)
• 14. Prescott Sheldon BUSH (1895-1972) m. Dorothy WALKER (1901-)
• 15. George Herbert Walker BUSH President (1924-) m. Barbara PIERCE
• 16. George Walker BUSH President (1946-) m. Laura Lane WELCH (1946-)
Born July 6, 1946 (age 64) New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. Birth name George Walker Bush Political party Republican Spouse(s) Laura Bush (m. 1977-present) Relations George H. W. Bush (father) Barbara Bush (mother) Children Barbara Pierce Bush Jenna Welch Hager Residence Preston Hollow, Dallas, Texas, U.S. Crawford, McLennan County, Texas, U.S. Alma mater Yale University (B.A.) Harvard Business School (M.B.A.) Occupation Businessman (oil, baseball) Religion Episcopalian (before 1977) United Methodist (after 1977) Website Bush Presidential Library Bush Presidential Center The White House Archived Military service Service/branch Texas Air National Guard Alabama Air National Guard Years of service 1968–1974 Rank First Lieutenant Unit 147th Fighter Interceptor Group 187th Tactical Reconnaissance Group -------------------- served as the 43rd President of the United States 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 is the eldest son of the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush. After graduating from Yale University in 1968, and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in his family's oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the United States House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards to become Governor of Texas in 1994. In a close and controversial election, 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.
Bush successfully ran for re-election against Democratic Senator John Kerry in 2004, garnering 50.7 percent of the popular vote to his opponent's 48.3 percent. After his re-election, Bush received increasingly heated criticism from some sources. In 2005, the Bush administration dealt with widespread criticism over its handling of Hurricane Katrina. In December 2007, the United States entered the longest post-World War II recession, and his administration took more direct control of the economy, enacting multiple economic stimulus packages. Bush's approval ratings peaked shortly after 9/11 and then began a long decline, falling below 50% after the 2004 elections and dropped to their lowest point during the economic crisis in his second term