George W. Bush Facts
For those who are curious about our great nation's past presidents, looking for George W. Bush facts is a great start. This article will provide you with many details about the 43rd US president's life and political campaign.
- Childhood George Walker Bush was born July 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, to parents Barbara Pierce Bush and the 41st US President, George H. W. Bush. He is the oldest of three brothers (Jeb, Neil and Marvin) and one sister, Dorothy. He had another sister, Robin, but she died of leukemia when she was three years old.
- Political Start George grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas, from the age of two and soon began to follow in the political footsteps of his father and grandfather, US Senator, Prescott Bush. George attended Phillips Academy in Massachusetts and went on to Yale University where he graduated in 1968. He then served in the Texas National Guard for six years until he left the military to get his MBA at Harvard University.
- Marriage George married his wife, Laura Welch Bush, in November 1977, in Midland, Texas, and honeymooned in Cozumel, Mexico. George and Laura met three months before their wedding at a backyard barbecue hosted by mutual friends and their first date was at a miniature golf course.
- Children In November 1981, George and Laura's fraternal twin girls, Jenna and Barbara, were born. The girls are named after each of their grandmothers.
- Father-Son Duo George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, are the second father and son duo to both serve as president. John Adams and John Quincy Adams were the first.
- Interests Bush is a baseball fan! He was the managing partner and partial owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team from 1989 to 1998.
- Bush v. Gore When Bush ran against Al Gore, Gore won the popular vote by 543,816. However, Bush won the electoral vote with five more votes. The last time a US president has won the electoral vote without winning the popular vote was in 1888.
- Governor of Texas George W. Bush's first taste of politics was from 1995 to 2000, when he served as the governor of Texas. He is also the first Texas governor to be elected to serve two full terms as president.
- Personal Life On his 40th birthday, Bush quit drinking. He is also a devout Christian and belongs to the Methodist church.
- Fun Facts He was the first US president in over 100 years to not use a veto during his first term served. The last time this has happened was in 1841.
Posted on: May. 21, 2011