George Bush


Full Name George Walker Bush
Nick Name Dubya (which is an old Texan variation of Double U”).”Lip,” his nickname in Yale University, Bombastic Bushkin
Profession Politician and Businessman
Date of birth July 6 1946
Place of birth New Haven, connecticut
Height 5′ 11″
  • Father:George Herbert Walker Bush
  • Mother:Barbara Pierce Bush
  • Brothers:Jeb , Neil , Marvin
  • Sisters:Dorothy and Robin(who died of Leukemia at the age three)
  • Wife – Laura welch bush
  • Daughters- Barbara and Jenna
  • Grandfather:Prescott Sheldon Bush was elected senator in 1952
Education . Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.
� BA (history) from Yale University
� MBA from Harvard University
Marriage date November 5, 1977
Political party Republican
Previous Occupations 1968 to 1973 – Texas Air National Guard
1976 – Makes first entry into the oil industry with Bush Oil
1978 – Runs unsuccessfully for Congress
1989 – Forms group of investors to buy Texas Rangers baseball team. He served as one of two managing general partners until 1994
1994 – Elected governor of Texas
1998 – Re-elected governor of Texas
Jan. 2001 – Sworn in as 43rd president of the United States
National Guard  Was an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National Guard
Religion At age 40, he became a born-again Christian , converting from Episcopalian Christianity to his wife’s denomination, Methodism
Influential person in his life His father
Childhood hero Willie Mays
Subjects Strengths: History, math and Spanish
Weak: English
Bible Has read the bible from cover to cover more than once
Secret society Was a member of Skull and Bones, the Yale secret society.
Games Basketball and Baseball but not much an athlete himself
Once engaged to  At age 20 he was engaged to Cathryn Lee Wolfman but later they broke up
Irritated That Yale didn’t acknowledge his father’s achievements with an honorary degree until 1991
Was rejected by Texas Law school
Broken promise Promised her she would never make a speech
Important person he met in his life vangelist Billy Graham
Alcohol  quit drinking in 1986 and haven’t had a drop since then
About his earlier alcoholic addiction “I realized that alcohol was beginning to crowd out my energies and could crowd, eventually, my affections for other people. . . . When you’re drinking, it can be an incredibly selfish act.”
Qualities visceral and energetic charm, sound political instincts, an easy and convincing sense of humor, a common touch
Ally Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair
Enemies Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein
  • 1978 Bush ran for the House of Representatives and was defeated by the Democratic State Senator Kent Hance .
  • Elected Governor of Texas on November 8 , 1994 over incumbent Ann Richards .
  • For the   presidential fund-raiser he collected more than $36 million in the first six months of 1999.
  • President on January 20 , 2001 , as the winner of one of the closest general elections in American history – defeating Democratic Vice President Al Gore by only five electoral votes, while Gore won the nationwide popular vote of more than 500,000 votes. The outcome was ultimately decided by only a few hundred popular votes in Florida, where Bush’s brother Jeb was governor.
  • President Bush enjoyed the highest approval ratings in history, upwards of 90 percent after September 11 attacks
  • the third time since the Civil War that the party in control of the White House gained seats in both houses of Congress in a mid-term election
  • he became the first Texas Governor to be elected to consecutive four-year terms.
  • In his five years in office, Gov. Bush has delivered the two largest tax cuts in state history, totaling nearly $3 billion, to Texas taxpayers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in history  from the Yale university his GPA was 2.35.
  • Bush has also worked as a counselor with black youngsters in Houston’s Third Ward in a program called PULL (Professionals United for Leadership) for Youth.
  • he had an SAT score of 1206, 200 points below that of the average Yale freshman of 1970 , he benefited from an admissions policy which gave preference to the children of alumni (his score was at roughly the 70th percentile nationwide).
  • first president to hold a MBA degree.
  • Bush is the second person to become U.S. President whose father was also President.
Lowest point in hispresidency September 11 attacks
Created   Creation of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a cabinet -level agency designed to streamline and co-ordinate the various agents of federal government bureaucracy charged with protecting the American homeland from foreign attacks
On education No Child Left Behind targets supporting early learning, measures student performance, gives options over failing schools, and ensures more resources for schools.
Against abortion  In July, 2002, Bush cut off $34 million in funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) which claimed to have obtained first-hand video taped evidence from victims of forced abortion and forced sterilization in counties where the UNFPA operates
Middle East peace He outlined a roadmap for peace in cooperation with Russia , the European Union , and the United Nations , which featured compromises that had to be made by both sides before Palestinian statehood  could become a reality.
Still searching weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and Bin laden in Afghanistan
Quote “Our greatest export is freedom and we have a moral obligation to champion it throughout the world”

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