George W. Bush

Born Jul 6, 1946
Age 69
Hometown New Haven-Rockin'...
Political Party Republican Party
Religion United Methodist ...
Alma Mater Yale College + Ha...
Other Names Bush, George, Jr....

George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses.… Read More

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1946 Birth George Walker Bush was born on July 6, 1946, at Grace-New Haven Hospital (now Yale–New Haven Hospital) in New Haven, Connecticut, as the first child of George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce. … Read More


1964 18 Years Old Bush finished high school at the Phillips Academy, a boarding school (then all-male) in Andover, Massachusetts, where he played baseball and, during his senior year, was the head cheerleader. He attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with a B.A. degree in history. … Read More


1968 22 Years Old In May 1968, Bush was commissioned into the Texas Air National Guard. … Read More
1972 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 1972 and early 1973, he drilled with the 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard, having moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to work on the unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Winton M. Blount.
1974 28 Years Old He was honorably discharged from the Air Force Reserve on November 21, 1974. … Read More


1976 - 1977 2 More Events
1978 32 Years Old In 1978, Bush ran for the House of Representatives from Texas's 19th congressional district. … Read More
1981 35 Years Old 1 More Event
His father George H. W. Bush was Ronald Reagan's Vice President from 1981 to 1989 and the 41st U.S. President from 1989 to 1993. … Read More
1984 38 Years Old In 1984, his company merged with the larger Spectrum 7, and Bush became chairman. … Read More


1988 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Bush moved his family to Washington, D.C. in 1988 to work on his father's campaign for the U.S. presidency. … Read More
1989 43 Years Old Returning to Texas after the successful campaign, he purchased a share in the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in April 1989, where he served as managing general partner for five years. … Read More
1991 45 Years Old In December 1991, Bush was one of seven people named by his father to run his father's 1992 Presidential re-election campaign as "campaign advisor". … Read More
1994 48 Years Old As Bush's brother, Jeb, sought the governorship of Florida, Bush declared his candidacy for the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. … Read More


1998 - 1999 2 More Events
He was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election, becoming the fourth president to be elected while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than his opponent. … Read More
Eight months into Bush's first term as president, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred.
2002 - 2004 8 More Events
Bush began his second term by outlining a major initiative to reform Social Security, which was facing record deficit projections beginning in 2005. … Read More


In his 2006 State of the Union Address, Bush declared, "America is addicted to oil" and announced his Advanced Energy Initiative to increase energy development research. … Read More
On January 10, 2007, Bush announced a surge of 21,500 more troops for Iraq, as well as a job program for Iraqis, more reconstruction proposals, and $1.2 billion for these programs.
In March 2008, Bush praised the Iraqi government's "bold decision" to launch the Battle of Basra against the Mahdi Army, calling it "a defining moment in the history of a free Iraq".
Bush left office in 2009 and since then, he has returned to Texas and purchased a home in a suburban area of Dallas.
At President Obama's request, Bush and Bill Clinton established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to raise contributions for relief and recovery efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake earlier in January.
2011 65 Years Old 1 More Event
It was not until May 2011, two years after Bush left office, that bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces.
In 2012, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves awarded Bush the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana for his work in expanding NATO. … Read More
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