Sunday, November 07, 2004

George W. Bush

George W. Bush. This is an up-to-date biography of the current President of the United States of America. It includes information on his recent re-election. It is from USA President.

From the site:

George Walker Bush (born July 6 , 1946 ) is the 43rd and current President of the United States , succeeding Bill Clinton in 2001 . He was first elected President in 2000 and his term began in January 2001. He was re-elected in November 2004 and his second term will expire in 2009.

Bush was the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 and is a lifelong Republican .

George W. Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Midland and Houston , Texas . He has four younger siblings: Jeb , Neil , Marvin , and Dorothy . A younger sister, Robin, died of leukemia in 1953 at the age of three.

Like his father, Bush was educated at Phillips Academy ( September , 1961 - June , 1964 ) and Yale University ( September , 1964 - May , 1968 .) While at Yale he joined Delta Kappa Epsilon (where he was president from October , 1965 until graduation), and the Skull and Bones Society . He played baseball during his freshman year and rugby during his junior and senior years. He received a bachelor's degree in history in 1968 . Although he had an SAT score of 1206, 200 points below that of the average Yale freshman of 1970 , he benefitted from an admissions policy which gave preference to the children of alumni (his score was at roughly the 70th percentile nationwide). He then earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School , making him the first president to hold a MBA degree.

Bush married Laura Welch in 1977 . In 1986 , at age 40, he became a born-again Christian , converting from Episcopalian Christianity to his wife's denomination, Methodism . They have twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna , born in 1981. Barbara is currently a student at her father's alma mater, Yale University, while Jenna attends the University of Texas at Austin .

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