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Jeb Bush

Governor of Florida
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John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is a prominent member of the Bush family: the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush; the younger brother of former President George W. Bush; and the older brother of Neil Bush, Marvin Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1953 Birth Jeb Bush was born in Midland, Texas in 1953. … Read More

TEENAGE

1967 14 Years Old Following in the footsteps of his father and older brother George, at the age of 14 years in the fall of 1967, Bush began attending high school at the Andover, Massachusetts boarding school Phillips Academy Andover. … Read More
1971 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Bush, who had largely avoided criticizing or supporting the Vietnam War, registered for the draft after his graduation from high school in 1971. … Read More

TWENTIES

1973 20 Years Old He played on the Texas Longhorns varsity tennis team in 1973. … Read More
1974 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1974, Bush went to work in an entry-level position in the international division of Texas Commerce Bank, which was founded by the family of James Baker.
1977 24 Years Old In November 1977, he was sent to Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, to open a new operation for the bank, where he served as branch manager and vice president.
…  Following his father's successful run for Vice President in 1980, he moved to Florida and pursued a career in real estate development.
1981 28 Years Old Bush frequently communicated with his father and his father's staff during George H.W. Bush's time as vice president and president, from 1981 through 1992. … Read More

THIRTIES

1986 33 Years Old In 1986, Bush was named Florida's Secretary of Commerce, a position he held until his resignation in 1988 to help his father's successful campaign for the Presidency.
1987 34 Years Old He served in that role in 1987 and 1988, before resigning to work on his father's presidential campaign.
1989 36 Years Old In 1989, Bush was the campaign manager of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Cuban-American to serve in Congress.
1990 37 Years Old In 1990, Bush urged his father, the President, to pardon Orlando Bosch, a Cuban exile who had been convicted of firing a rocket into a Polish ship which was on passage to Cuba. … Read More

FORTIES

1994 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Bush made his first run for office, narrowly losing the election for governor by less than two percentage points to the incumbent Lawton Chiles. … Read More
Bush ran again for governor in 1998, defeating Democrat Buddy MacKay, who was Lieutenant Governor. … Read More
1999 - 2000 2 More Events
2002 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Bush was unopposed in the 2002 Republican gubernatorial primary, and in the general election he faced Democratic challenger Bill McBride. … Read More

FIFTIES

2003 - 2004 2 More Events
2006 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2006, Bush was privately approached to become the next commissioner of the National Football League.
2008 55 Years Old In 2008, Bush indicated that he was considering running in the 2010 U.S. Senate race for the seat being vacated by Mel Martinez, who announced that he would retire at the end of his term.
2009 56 Years Old 1 More Event
But in January 2009, he announced that he would not run for the Senate. … Read More
2011 58 Years Old In July 2011, he reiterated his position that he was not running, although he was heavily critical of the Obama administration. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2013 60 Years Old At a press conference on April 16, 2013, at Bluefield College, Bush stated he had not begun the decision making process about a run but that he would begin to consider a run soon.
On October 2, 2014, Bush's brother George said that his brother "wants to be President".
In February 2015, Bush released several thousand emails from his time as Governor online. … Read More
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