Key Dates

1975 George W. Bush earns a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

1994 George Bush is elected governor of Texas.

2000 George Bush wins a close presidential election against Al Gore.

2001 Terrorist attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

George W. Bush
2000 - 2008
43rd President

George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946 New Haven, Connecticut.

George W. Bush was the only President born in Connecticut.

George W. Bush is the son of President George H. Bush. He was the first son of a President elected since John Quincy Adams.

He went to public school in Midland, Texas and then went to private schools in And over, Mass.

President Bush is the only son of a former U.S. President to be elected to two terms.

George W. Bush is the first president to have run a marathon (3:44:52).

He graduated from Yale in 1968 and then earn a masters in business administration from Harvard.

George served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War. He flew F102 fighter jets. During his administration, questions were raised about whether he served his complete service time. (1968-1973)

From 1989 to 1994 he was general partner of the Texas Rangers baseball team.

George W. Bush won without a majority vote. Al Gore won the popular vote. The electoral college vote was thrown into doubt by peculiarities in Florida's election, and the election was decided by the Supreme Court.

George W. Bush is the first Governor of Texas to ever be elected president.

George W. Bush was the Commander in Chief for the War against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 and the War in Iraq to present.

George W. Bush was the 43 President of the United States.

George W. Bush's Vice President was Dick Cheney.

President George W. Bush was the second president who was a son of a President. The other father son pair was John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

His hobbies include fishing and tending his ranch. He is still a baseball fan.

He quit drinking at urging of his wife. He denies he was ever addicted.

His favorite food is Mexican and he enjoys peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

He was the first president to give the same speech in Spanish and English. (March 2002)

Field of Dreams is his favorite movie.

His great-grandfather, George Herbert Walker, was president of the U.S. Golf Association and he founded the amateur competition called the Walker Cup.

On March 23, 2006, George W. Bush passed President James Monroe for the number of days in office without using his veto powers. As of that date he was in office for 1,889 days. Only Thomas Jefferson went longer without using the veto. Bush has signed 1,091 bills.



Quick Facts

43rd President

Born: New Haven, CT., July 6, 1946

Inaugarated as President
First Term:Jan. 20, 2001
Second Term: Jan. 20, 2005

Party: Republican



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