Place of Birth. Education. Born in New Haven (Connecticut). When the child was two years old, the family moved to Texas. He grew up in Odessa, Midland and Houston.
Father – George Herbert Walker Bush – was the 41st President of the United States. Mother Barbara (Pierce) Bush, the daughter of the ex-head of the publishing corporation McCall, was actively involved in social activities.
Bush Jr. graduated from the Phillips Academy in Andover (Massachusetts), then Yale University (in 1968 he received a bachelor’s degree in history).
After graduating from the university, he did military service – he was a pilot of the F-102 fighter jet of the State National Guard, he was engaged in the recruitment of pilots to Vietnam.
Business career… After graduating from flight school, Bush took a job as an intern at an oil company owned by a family friend. In 1973 he entered the Harvard Business School, and in 1975 he founded his own oil and gas company Bush Exploration.
In 1984, he merged his company with a small company that specialized in mineral exploration, and became president of a new structure – Spectrum-7.
Until 1986, things were not going well for Bush. According to various sources, he brought his business almost to bankruptcy, while gradually drinking too much. However, on July 28, 1986, he finally and irrevocably put an end to the addiction. After that, he put the business in order and in a few years earned $ 15 million: he gathered a group of investors who bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in 1989 in Dallas. Bush Jr. himself became general manager at the club, a post he held until 1994.
…and politics. The first attempts at the “art of the possible” were made in his youth. In 1978, he unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the US House of Representatives from Texas.
In 1988, he participated as a speechwriter in the presidential campaign of his father, George W. Bush.
In November 1994, already a successful businessman, he was elected governor of Texas. Four years later, he became the first governor in state history to be re-elected for a second consecutive term. In this position, he achieved significant success in his state in improving school education, fighting crime, protecting the environment, and reducing taxes.
In 1999, George W. Bush decided to run for the highest office in the state from the Republican Party. In November 2000, he became the 43rd President of the United States (the previous one was Bill Clinton), defeating Democrat Al Gore by a small margin. Bush then got 2,912,790 votes, Gore – 2,912,253.
In November 2004, he ran for the presidency again and beat Democrat John Kerry in the race.
Family. In 1977, George W. Bush married Laura Welch, a former teacher and librarian. In 1981, the couple had twin daughters Barbara and Jenna.
Hobby. Baseball, track and field, fishing.