George W. Bush
Walker Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut on July 6, 1946. His dad
is George Herbert Walker Bush and his mom
is Barbara Bush. He has
two sisters named Robin and Dorothy and three brothers named Jeb, Neil,
and Marvin; George was the oldest.
In 1948, the Bush family moved to Midland, Texas
where his dad became an oil business man. For two years the family
stayed in motels wherever the oil job took them. Finally they bought
a house in Midland. His sister Robin died of leukemia when George
He went to Sam
Houston Elementary, San Jacinto Junior High, Kinkaid Prep School, Phillip
Academy, Yale University in 1964, and a couple of other schools. He wasn't
into politics in school. Bush joined the Texas Air National Guard.
At the time he liked to party. Then he went to Harvard. After
Harvard he became an oilman in 1977. Soon he got married to Laura
Welch, and he stopped partying.
While his dad ran for president, he was one of his
advisors. His father was president of the United States from 1989 -
1993. Then George W. decided to try to
get in the Texas House of Representatives but lost. In 1994, George W.
ran for the governor of Texas. His opponent was Ann Richards who
made fun of him. In the end he won. He was the second
Republican governor since 1960. In 1998, he got re-elected as
In 2000, he ran for president of the United States
of America. He beat John McCain in the Republican Nomination.
Then he beat Al Gore from the Democratic party by a hair and became
is really unusual for both a father and his son to become president. The
only other father and son to be elected president were John Adams and John
Quincy Adams, who held office from 1797 to 1801 and from 1825 to 1829.
In 2001, George W. Bush sent some of the American
army to track down the terrorists who had hit the Pentagon (a government
building) and the World Trade Center towers.
Now President Bush is sending troops to Iraq to take Hussein
out of power.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen.
"George W. Bush." Biography Today Profiles of People of Interest
to Young Readers. September, 2002.
Images of George W. Bush,
Texas, and soldier from "Microsoft Office Design Gallery Live"
Images free for non-profit and personal use. (December-April, 2003).
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