George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman. He served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He was previously the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. He is the second son of a former U.S. president to become the American president.
About George W. Bush in brief
George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman. He served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He was previously the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. Bush is the eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush. He is the second son of a former U.S. president to become the American president, with the first being John Quincy Adams. He flew warplanes in the Texas and Alabama Air National Guard. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the U. S. House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating incumbent Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. Bush was elected president in 2000 when he defeated Democratic incumbent Vice President Al Gore after a narrow and contested win that involved a Supreme Court decision to stop a recount in Florida. He pushed through a USD 1. 3 trillion tax cut program and the No Child Left Behind Act, a major education bill. He also pushed for socially conservative efforts, such as the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and faith-based welfare initiatives. Bush received criticism from across the political spectrum for his handling of Hurricane Katrina, and the midterm dismissal of U. s. attorneys. His presidency has been rated as below-average in historical rankings of U S. presidents, although his public favorability ratings have improved since leaving office. In 2010, he published his memoir, Decision Points, and his presidential library opened in 2013.
His grandfather, Prescott Bush, was a U. S. Senator from Connecticut and the 41st vice president from 1981 to 1989. His father was George Herbert Walker Bush, the first child of George Herbert Bush and Barbara Pierce. He attended public schools in Midland, Texas, until he moved to Houston after he had completed the seventh grade. He has more distant Welsh, Irish, French, and German ancestry, along with more distant Dutch, English, French and more distant German ancestry. He lives in Houston with his wife, Laura Welch, and their four children, John, Neil, Marvin, Dorothy and Dorothy Bush, and another younger sister, Robin, who died from leukemia at the age of three in 1953. He currently lives in Texas and has a son, George W., who is a former Texas governor and served as Texas governor from 1994 to 2000, and a daughter, Jenna Bush, who served as governor from 2000 to 2007. He had a son with former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who was elected governor in 2000 and served until 2007. Bush has a daughter with former Governor Wendy Davis, who is married to former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. His son, Jeb Bush, is a businessman and former Texas state senator. He and his wife have two children, Neil Bush and Jenna Bush Bush, both of whom were elected to Congress in 2008. Bush and his daughter have two sons, Marvin and Neil Bush, Jr., who also served in the seventh district of Texas.