George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States

George W. Bush was a Yale graduate and an oil industrialist before following in the footsteps of his father as a U.S. President.

Personal life

George Walker Bush, the son of former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, was born in New Haven, Connecticut on July 16th, 1946. George Bus senior is also former US President married to Barbara Pierce. Bush junior was the firstborn in a family of six. One died at the age of the four after suffering from leukemia. He grew up in Midland and Houston together with his four siblings. George Bush joined a primary school in Texas and later went to The Kinkaid School for two years. Later he went to a boarding high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Bush attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Yale University in 1968. He also worked for an M.B.A in 1973 at Harvard Business School.


In 1977, George W. Bush met Laura Lane Welch and later they got married. They have two adorable twin daughters who were born in 1981, who are Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Welch Bush. He is now a grandfather to Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager, daughter of Jenna Welch Bush.

Political Career

George W. Bush started his political career in 1978 when he decided to run for the 19th District’s US Representative in Texas. Unfortunately for him, his opponent Kent Hance won, and George lost. However, he did not lose hope and in 1994 he decided to run for a different public office post. Bush became the 46th Governor of Texas. He turned the first Governor, who was elected to two successive terms in Texas when he retained his Governor seat in 1998. George Bush announced his running for the Presidential seat in 1999. The elections on November 7, 2000, he emerged a winner and became 43rd President. Laura Lane Welch became the First Lady during his ruling. His running mate was Dick Cheney, who served as the Vice President when Bush won. George Bush succeeded Bill Clinton in the Presidency. Bush’s inauguration was on January 21, 2001. He was reelected in 2004, for a second term of Presidency. During his time in office, he declared a war on terror following conflicts and war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Barack Obama, the current US President, succeeded George W. Bush in 2009.

Bush Family Legacy

The Bush family has a history in the public office arena. George W. Bush’s father was the 41st US President from 1989 to 1983. He also served as an American vice President from 1981 to 1989. Prescott Bush, the grandfather of George W. Bush’s, was also in public office where he served as US Senator. Jeb Bush, the brother of George W. Bush, served as Florida’s 43rd Governor between 1999 to 2007.He announced his candidature for presidency 2016 but later suspended in February 2016. Jeb Bush’s idea of the becoming President is possible as long as he continues to hold his ultimate dream. In conclusion, the Bush family has a legacy of leadership. From Prescott Bush, who was a Senator, his son George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st US President, and his grandson George W. Bush became the 43rd President of US. Jeb Bush is a leader with great political aspirations as well, and in the future might become another in the Bush line of U.S. Presidents as well.

George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States

Party AffiliationRepublican
BirthplaceNew Haven Connecticut
Date of BirthJuly 6th, 1946
Date of DeathStill Living
Start of TermJanuary 20th, 2001
End of TermJanuary 20th, 2009
Vice PresidentDick Cheney
Major Conflicts Involved InIraq War; War in Afghanistan; War on Terror
Preceded byBill Clinton
Succeeded byBarack Obama
First LadyLaura Welch Bush

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