"President" George Walker BUSH
June 7, 1946-____
Father: "President" George Herbert Walker BUSH (June 12, 1924-____)
- BIRTH: June 7, 1946, New Haven, Connecticut
Mother: Barbara PIERCE (June 8, 1925-____)
Laura Lane WELCH (November 4, 1946-____)
- MARRIAGE: November 5, 1977, Glass Memorial Chapel, First United Methodist Church, Midland, Texas
- FACTS: George W. Bush became president of the United States on 20 January 2001. Bush is the son of former U.S. president George Bush, who served from 1989-93. (The terms of father and son were separated by the two terms of Bill Clinton.) George W. Bush graduated from Yale in 1968. After serving as a pilot in the Texas National Guard, he attended Harvard Business School and then worked in the oil and gas industries until 1986, when he got involved in his father's successful 1988 presidential campaign. He returned to Texas and was elected governor there in 1994 and again in 1998. Bush won the Republican nomination for president in August of 2000, choosing Dick Cheney as his running mate. In the November general election they ran against Democratic candidate Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman. The election is now remembered for the extremely close and controversial vote in Florida; after a post-election delay of a month while votes were recounted and lawsuits were filed on both sides, Gore conceded the election to Bush on 13 December 2000. Bush led in electoral votes 271 to 267, while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than Gore: the final official tally was 50,158,094 votes for Gore to 49,820,518 votes for Bush. Bush and Cheney won re-election in 2004 against a Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards.
Bush is the fourth man to win the presidency while losing the popular vote.
Barbara Pierce BUSH (November 25, 1981-____)
Jenna Welch BUSH (November 25, 1981-____)
Prescott Sheldon BUSH
|"President" George Herbert Walker BUSH|
| |Dorothy WALKER
|--"President" George Walker BUSH
| Marvin PIERCE
|Barbara PIERCE |
SOURCE: Family Trees of Thomas Jefferson and Other Famous Americans
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