George W. Bush served as the 43rd President of the United States. He was the president of the country from 2001 to 2009. Before becoming president, he was the Governor of Texas. In the 2000 U.S. Presidential Elections, he beat Al Gore of the Democratic Party. After completing two consecutive terms as president, he went back to Texas and is currently staying there with his family.
George Walker Bush, also known as George W. Bush, was the 43rd President of the United States. He is the eldest son of George H. W. Bush, who was the 41st President of the country.
An Episcopalian turned United Methodist, Bush was born on July 6, 1946. Prior to becoming the 43rd president of the U.S., Bush was the Governor of Texas. He served as the 46th Governor of the state for five years (1995-2000). Bush has written one book thus far, which is titled Decision Points (published in 2010). Jeb (John Ellis) Bush, the 43rd Governor of Florida, is his younger brother.
Early Life of George W. Bush :
George W. Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut. His father is George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the U.S., and his mother is Barbara Bush. He is the only one of the two Presidents of the U.S. to be a child of a previous president, following John Quincy Adams. Bush is a Yale University Graduate (1968) and he also studied MBA at the Harvard Business School.
After completing his studies, he worked for oil companies. In 1977, he married Laura Welch and went for the membership of the U.S. House of Representatives soon after that but could not make it.
Presidential Life :
George W. Bush was the co-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team prior to overwhelming Ann Richards in the Texas Gubernatorial Election held in 1994. In the 2000 United States Presidential Election, which was subject to a number of debates and controversies, he became the 43rd President of the United States as the Republican Candidate. He trounced Democratic Vice President Albert Arnold "Al" Gore in the United States Electoral College. He has been honored twice as Time Person of the Year, in 2000 and 2004.
|Full Name:||George Walker Bush|
|Born:||July 6, 1946, New Haven, Connecticut|
|Parents:||George Herbert Walker and Barbara Pierce Bush|
|Spouse:||Laura Welch (1946- ; m. 1977)|
|Children:||Jenna Welch (1981- ); Barbara Pierce (1981- )|
|Education:||Yale University (B.A., 1968); Harvard University (M.B.A., 1975)|
|Occupations:||Pilot; oilman; owner, Texas Rangers baseball team|
|Government positions:||Texas governor|
|Dates as president:||January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009|
|Age upon taking office:||54|
|1946||Born in Connecticut|
|1968||Graduates from Yale University|
|1978||Loses in bid for U.S. Congressional seat; founds Bush Exploration oil company|
|1989||Is part of a group that purchases the Texas Rangers baseball team |
|1994-2000||Serves as governor of Texas|
|2000||Elected forty-third U.S. President|
|2000||Presidential / Vice Presidential Candidates||Popular votes||Electoral votes|
|George W. Bush / Richard Cheney (Republican)||50456167||271|
|Albert Gore / Joseph Lieberman (Democratic)||50996064||266|
|Administration Dates:||January 20, 2001-January 20, 2009|
|Vice President:||Richard B. Cheney (2001-2009)|
|Secretary of State||Colin Powell (2001-2005)|
|Condoleezza Rice (2005-2009)|
|Secretary of the Treasury||Paul H. O'Neill (2001-2002)|
|John Snow (2003-2006)|
|Henry M. Paulson Jr. (2006-2009)|
|Secretary of Defense||Donald H. Rumsfeld (2001-2006)|
|Robert M. Gates (2006-2009)|
|Attorney General||John Ashcroft (2001-2005)|
|Alberto Gonzales (2005-2007)|
|Michael Mukasey (2007-2009)|
|Secretary of the Interior||Gale A. Norton (2001-2006)|
|Dick Kempthorne (2006-2009)|
|Secretary of Agriculture||Ann M. Veneman (2001-2005)|
|Mike Johanns (2005-2007)|
|Ed Schafer (2008-2009)|
|Secretary of Commerce||Donald Evans (2001-2005)|
|Carlos Gutierrez (2005-2009)|
|Secretary of Labor||Elaine Chao (2001-2009)|
|Secretary of Health and Human Services||Tommy G. Thompson (2001-2005)|
|Michael O. Leavitt (2005-2009)|
|Secretary of Housing and Urban Development||Martinez “Mel” Rafael Martinez (2001-2003)|
|Alphonso Jackson (2003-2008)|
|Steve Preston (2008-2009)|
|Secretary of Transportation||Norman Yoshio Mineta (2001-2006)|
|Mary E. Peters (2006-2009)|
|Secretary of Energy||Spencer Abraham (2001-2005)|
|Samuel W. Bodman (2005-2009)|
|Secretary of Education||Roderick Paige (2001-2005)|
|Margaret Spellings (2005-2009)|
|Secretary of Veteran Affairs||Anthony J. Principi (2001-2005)|
|Jim Nicholson (2005-2007)|
|Dr. James Peake (2007-2009)|
|Secretary of Homeland Security||Tom Ridge (2003-2005)|
|Michael Chertoff (2005-2009)|
Other than matters related to the safety of the country, Bush endorsed plans on healthcare, economy, social security, and academic restructurings. He ratified various legislations into acts such as the No Child Left Behind Act, broad (Bush) tax cuts, Medicare prescription drug assistances for seniors, and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.
Bush's presidential terms witnessed public discussions on Social Security, migration, water boarding, surveillance by electronic means, and other "enhanced interrogation techniques".
He was successful in his rerun for the 2004 United States Presidential Elections, beating John Kerry, the Democrat Candidate, and becoming the president of the country for the second time. the contest was neck and neck, but he eventually made it. He faced intense criticism due to issues like the Iraq War, the mismanagement of Hurricane Katrina, and the depression in the latter part of the 2000s, which badly hit the economy.
International Policies of Bush :
As the American President, George W. Bush backed out from various overseas accords and pacts, especially the Kyoto Protocol with regards to Global Warming. During his first term as President, a sequence of terrorist strikes took place on September 11, 2001, also known as the 9/11 attacks. In reply to that, Bush declared a worldwide attack on terrorism and decreed a raid on Afghanistan in 2001. He also waged the Iraq War in 2003. After completing his 2nd presidential term, he went back to Texas and bought a residence close to Dallas and is working as an orator.
Last Updated : October 21, 2013