43 George W Bush

43 George W Bush

43 George W Bush

43 George W Bush
43 George W Bush

 
  • Term: 43rd President of the United States (2001-2009)
  • Vice President: Richard B. Cheney
  • Born: July 6, 1946, in New Haven, CT
  • Nickname: "Dubya"
  • Education: Yale (B.S., 1968), Harvard (M.B.A., 1975)
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Marriage: Laura Welch, on November 5, 1977
  • Children: Barbara (1981); Jenna (1981)
  • Career: Businessman, public official
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: A Charge to Keep (1999)

George W. Bush Trivia:
Graduated Yale University (1968).  He earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from Harvard Business School in 1975.  Bush worked in the energy business, and was once part owner of the Texas Rangers baseball franchise.  Governor of Texas from 1995- 2000.  Elected President of the US in 2001.  Bush's first initiative was the No Child Left Behind Act, a measure that raised schools standards, requiring accountability in return for tax dollars and lead to measurable gains in achievement, especially among minority students.  Most significant event during his tenure was the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in the United States, after which began the War on Terror.  Having lost the 2000 election (for his second term) by more than a half-million popular votes, Bush is the first president since 1888 (President Benjamin Harrison) to become President without winning the popular votes.  Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore by 500,000 votes, then won a disputed recount in Florida by a few hundred.  George W. Bush is the second father and son to be elected as presidents in the U.S. Presidential history.


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