George W Bush
George W Bush | 43rd PRESIDENT
43rd President: 2001-2009
US Vice President: Dick Cheney
Political Party: Republican
Birth: July 6, 1946 at New Haven, Connecticut
Education: Yale University, Harvard Business School
43rd President of the United States (2001 – 2009)
46th Governor of Texas (1995 – 2000)
First Ladies: Laura Welch Bush (m. 1977 – present)
Children: Barbara Pierce Bush, Jenna Welch Bush
Facts about George W Bush
- Bush made history by declining to use his executive veto power at least during his first term.
- Unemployment rose 3.6 percentage points over the course of Bushs two terms, from 4.2 to 7.8 percent.
- Bush earned a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1975. He remains the only president to ever obtain an MBA.
- Bush has been an avid reader throughout his adult life, preferring biographies and histories. During his time as president, Bush read the Bible daily.
- Bush established the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), committing $15 billion over five years to combat AIDS, especially in Africa.
George W. Bush had both the lowest and highest approval ratings in United States history. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, his approval rating was at 90 percent. Just before the 2008 elections, his approval rating was at 25 percent.
In Texas, George Bush was the first governor to be elected to two consecutive terms. He resigned in 2000 after winning the presidential election.
The Texas Rangers baseball franchise was owned by George Bush from 1989 to 1994. In 1991, a new stadium was in the process of being built and cost $191 million. The stadium was funded by a voter-approved local tax increase.
On November 9, 2010, George W. Bush released his memoir “”Decision Points””. The memoir talks about his life before and during his presidency.
After his term of Presidency, George W. Bush started painting as a hobby. He has painted many subjects and most of his portraits include portraits of world leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair.
On May 10, 2005, there was an assassination attempt on George Bush. Vladimir Arutyunian threw a live grenade at George W. Bush, which did not detonate.
George W Bush Childhood
George Walker Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the eldest of six children of George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush. The Bush family had been involved in business and politics since the 1950s. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, was a former Wall Street banker and progressive Republican senator from Connecticut, and his father was a businessman, diplomat, and vice president and president of the United States.
In 1948, George H.W. Bush moved the family to Midland, Texas, where he made his fortune in the oil business. Young George spent most of his childhood in Midland, attending school there until the seventh grade.
George W. Bush was a popular student at Yale, becoming president of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and also playing rugby. For Bush, grades took a back seat to Yales social life. Despite his privileged background, he was comfortable with all kinds of people and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Like his father and grandfather before him, George W. Bush became a member of Yale’s secretive Skull and Bones society, an invitation-only club whose membership contains some of Americans most powerful and elite family members.
Two weeks before graduation, at the end of his draft deferment, George W. Bush enlisted in the Texas Air National Guard. It was 1968 and the Vietnam War was at its height.