George W Bush

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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″
Family
  • 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 to his wife Laura Bush that she would never make a speech in public
    Important person he met in his life Evangelist 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
    Facts
  • 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 his presidency 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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