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President George W. Bush
George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. He was sworn
into office on January 20, 2001, re-elected on November 2, 2004, and
sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2005. Prior to his Presidency,
President Bush served for 6 years as the 46th Governor of the State of
Texas, where he earned a reputation for bipartisanship and as a
compassionate conservative who shaped public policy based on the
principles of limited government, personal responsibility, strong
families, and local control.
President Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, and
grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He received a bachelor’s degree
in history from Yale University in 1968, and then served as an F-102
fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. President Bush received a
Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1975.
Following graduation, he moved back to Midland and began a career in the
energy business. After working on his father’s successful 1988
Presidential campaign, President Bush assembled the group of partners
who purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989. On November
8, 1994, President Bush was elected Governor of Texas. He became the
first Governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive 4-year
terms when he was re-elected on November 3, 1998.
Since becoming President of the United States in 2001, President Bush
has worked with the Congress to create an ownership society and build a
future of security, prosperity, and opportunity for all Americans. He
signed into law tax relief that helps workers keep more of their
hard-earned money, as well as the most comprehensive education reforms
in a generation, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This legislation
is ushering in a new era of accountability, flexibility, local control,
and more choices for parents, affirming our Nation’s fundamental belief
in the promise of every child. President Bush has also worked to improve
healthcare and modernize Medicare, providing the first-ever prescription
drug benefit for seniors; increase homeownership, especially among
minorities; conserve our environment; and increase military strength,
pay, and benefits. Because President Bush believes the strength of
America lies in the hearts and souls of our citizens, he has supported
programs that encourage individuals to help their neighbors in need.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked our Nation.
Since then, President Bush has taken unprecedented steps to protect our
homeland and create a world free from terror. He is grateful for the
service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform and their
families. The President is confident that by helping build free and
prosperous societies, our Nation and our friends and allies will succeed
in making America more secure and the world more peaceful.
President Bush is married to Laura Welch Bush, a former teacher and
librarian, and they have twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna. The Bush