George W. Bush

In office: 2001-2009

George W. Bush (1946-)

The Republican George W. Bush is the son of the former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush and the grandson of the U.S. Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush. He become the 43rd President of the United States of America in 2001. 

Bush was raised in Texas with his siblings and later studied at the Philips Andover Academy in Massachusetts. In 1968 he graduated from Yale University. He was also a fighter pilot in the Air National Guard in Texas. 

From 1972 to 1975, Bush studied at Harvard Business School and then worked with his father in the oil industry. 

Wife: Laura Welch (1946-), Married on 5 November 1977

Children: Barbara Pierce Bush (1981-), Jenna Welch Bush (1981-)

Profession: Businessman

Party: Republican

Results of the presidential election: 

 Year    Popular Vote
 Electoral Vote
 2000  George W. Bush  50,456,002  271
   Albert Gore, Jr.  50,999,897
 266
       1
 2004  George W. Bush
 62,040,003  286
   John Kerry
 59,027,335  251
   John Edwards
   1

 

Interesting facts:
George W. Bush

- partial owner of the Texas Rangers Baseball Teams from 1989-1994.

- was the second US President whose father also served as a US president (John Quincy Adams, the 6th US President was the son of John Adams, the 2nd US President)

Nickname: "W"

"For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible - and no one can now doubt the word of America." (George W. Bush)

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