George W Bush's Biography
George Walker Bush was born in 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut but grew up in Midland, Texas.
He became the 43rd President of the USA. His father, George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st President.
George W Bush followed in his father's footsteps not just by becoming President of the United States but also by studying at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts and Yale University, and also working in the oil industry.
In 1968, George W Bush enrolled in the Texas Air National Guard as a pilot. As a result, he was not eligible for the Vietnam War draft. Instead Bush junior served two years in the Combat Crew Training School.
He then went to Harvard and gained his MBA in 1975.
Before becoming President, George W. Bush founded Spectrum 7 Energy Corporation and was also manager of a consortium that bought the Texas Rangers.
It was when George W Bush became 40 that he changed his outlook on life. The day after his 40th birthday, Bush stopped drinking. He also embraced Christianity.
George W Bush was elected Governor of Texas in 1994. In 2000, as Republican candidate he beat Democrat Al Gore in the election for President.
In 2004, Bush stood for re-election, against Democrat, John Kerry, and narrowly won to gain his second term.
In winning a second term, he outdid George Bush Senior who was defeated by Bill Clinton in his re-election bid.
George W Bush's term as President finished at the end of 2008, when Barack Obama took over.
In November 2010, George W Bush published his autobiography Decision Points.
In September 2016 it was revealed that George W. Bush was publishing a book of his paintings of veterans to raise money to support those who served in the military via the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative.
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