George W. Bush Biography

George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. Bush was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election, becoming the fourth president to be elected while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than his opponent. Bush is the second president to have been the son of a former president, the first having been John Quincy Adams. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.

Eight months into Bush's first term as president, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks occurred. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
George W. Bush
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Politician, Businessperson, Pilot, Author, Public speaker, Actor
Ethnicity:
Scotch-Irish American, White people
Religion:
United Methodist Church, Episcopal Church
Date of Birth:
July 6, 1946 (71)
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Marriages
  • 1977-11-05
    43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas
George W. Bush Timeline
  • 2001-08-09
    US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.
  • 2001-09-20
    In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".
  • 2001-10-08
    U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.
  • 2001-11-13
    War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
  • 2001-11-20
    In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
  • 2002-01-08
    President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • 2002-01-29
    In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
  • 2002-07-30
    The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" is signed into law by President George W. Bush.
  • 2003-05-01
    2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.
  • 2005-02-23
    Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.
  • 2005-05-10
    A hand grenade which was thrown by Vladimir Arutyunian lands about 65 feet (20 metres) from U.S. President George W. Bush while he was giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.
  • 2006-06-29
    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
  • 2008-10-03
    The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President George W. Bush
  • 2008-12-14
    President George W. Bush made his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad.
  • 2010-11-16
    In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place
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