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Birth date: July 6, 1946
Birth place: New Haven, Connecticut
Birth name: George Walker Bush
Father:, 41st President of the United States
Marriage:(November 5, 1977-present)
Children: Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush (November 25, 1981)
Education: Yale University, B.A., 1968; Harvard Business School, M.B.A., 1975
Military: Texas Air National Guard, F-102 fighter pilot, 1968-1970
After John Quincy Adams, George W. Bush is the second president to be the son of a president.
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His grandfather, Prescott Bush, was a US senator from Connecticut. His younger brother,served as the governor of Florida and
His interests include oil painting, golf, bicycling and baseball.
1968-1970 - Pilot, Texas Air National Guard.
1977-1986 - Founder/CEO of Arbusto Energy, an oil exploration firm. In 1982, the name is changed to Bush Exploration.
1978 - Runs for an open seat in the House of Representatives and loses to his Democratic challenger, Kent Hance.
1984 - Bush Exploration merges with Spectrum 7 Energy Corp. Bush is named CEO of the new company.
1986 - Harken Energy Corporation purchases Spectrum 7 and Bush is appointed to Harken's board of directors.
1988 - Works on his father's presidential campaign.
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1989 - Along with a group of partners, purchases the Texas Rangers baseball franchise.
1989-1994 - Managing general partner of the Texas Rangers baseball team.
November 3, 1998 - Is elected to second term as governor of Texas with 68.8% of the vote. He is the first governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms.
November 7, 2000 - The presidential election takes place, but is too close to call.
November 17, 2000 -blocks certification of the statewide ballot after an appeal is filed by lawyers for
December 8, 2000 - A statewide recount is ordered by the Florida Supreme Court of thousands of questionable ballots.
December 12, 2000 - In the case,and suspends the state's recount. The 5-4 decision paves the way for Bush to be sworn in as president, even though he lost the popular vote.
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December 13, 2000 - Gore concedes.
January 20, 2001 -as the 43rd president of the United States.
September 11, 2001 - During a morning visit to an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida, Bush is told that two planes have flown into the World Trade Center in anHe leaves the school and boards Air Force One as aides fear for his safety.
September 12, 2001 - Visits the Pentagon
September 14, 2001 - Visitsand to firemen, police and other rescue workers.
January 29, 2002 - In thehe refers to , and as "an axis of evil."
March 17, 2003 -to avoid war.
March 19, 2003 - In a televised address,
May 1, 2003 -decorated with a "Mission Accomplished" banner, and declares major combat operations in Iraq are over.
September 23, 2003 -on Iraq, and weapons of mass destruction.
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November 27, 2003 - Bush surprises US troops in Baghdad by joining them for Thanksgiving dinner. It is the first trip to Iraq by a US president.
December 14, 2003 -discusses the capture of .
March 9, 2004 - Secures the GOP nomination for president after winning primaries in four states.
September 2, 2004 -
November 2, 2004 - Wins reelection over Democratic candidate
January 20, 2005 -as president of the United States.
April 8, 2005 - President Bush along withand George H.W. Bush attend the funeral for in St. Peter's Square.
March 1, 2006 - President Bush and Laura Bush make a surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan. The president also meets with.
June 13, 2006 -, meeting with new and with American troops stationed in Baghdad.
June 9, 2007 - Meetsat the
November 9, 2010 - Bush's memoir, "Decision Points," is published.
November 14, 2010 - A special "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" airs featuring a joint interview with Bush and his brother, Jeb.
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November 16, 2010 -
September 11, 2011 - Participates in a memorial at Ground Zero to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
May 31, 2012 -
April 25, 2013 - Dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum..
May 1, 2013 -opens to the public.
August 2013 - Undergoes a procedure to treat a blocked artery.
November 11, 2014 -
February 27, 2017 -
February 28, 2017 -
June 2, 2020 -on the death of George Floyd, in Minneapolis.
April 20, 2021 - A book of Bush's paintings, "Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants" is published.
Chief: Slain Colorado officer had 'fundamental goodness' .
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