George W. Bush
2000 - 2008
George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946 New Haven, Connecticut.
George W. Bush was the only President born in Connecticut.
George W. Bush is the son of President George H. Bush. He was the first son of a President elected since John Quincy Adams.
He went to public school in Midland, Texas and then went to private schools in Andover, Mass.
He graduated from Yale and received a master degree from Harvard. George applied to go to law school at the University of Texas.
George Bush was a cheerleader in high school. He also play high school baseball.
He is 6' tall and weighs about 190.
He married Laura Welsh on November 5, 1997. They had attended the same junior high school. She was a school librarian.
President Bush is the only son of a former U.S. President to be elected to two terms. He as the first president elected in the 21st Century.
George W. Bush is the first president to have run a marathon (His best time was 3:44:52).
George was arrested in 1976 for drunk driving. He drank frequently and finally gave up alcohol when he was in is early 40's
George served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War. He flew F102 fighter jets. His father was a fighter pilot in WW II. During his (George W.) administration, questions were raised about whether he served his complete service time. (1968-1973)
From 1989 to 1994 he was general partner of the Texas Rangers baseball team.
George W. Bush won without a majority vote. Al Gore won the popular vote. The electoral college vote was thrown into doubt by peculiarities in Florida's election, and the election was decided by the Supreme Court.
George W. Bush is the first Governor of Texas to ever be elected president.
He was also the only Texas Governor to win two consecutive terms.
George W. Bush was the Commander in Chief for the War against the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001 and the War in Iraq to present.
George W. Bush was the 43 President of the United States.
His inaugural address was 14 minutes long.
When Bush and his staff moved into the White house, all of the "W" keys were missing from the computer keyboards. It was estimated that if cost over $4.000.00 to replace all of the keyboards.
George W. Bush's Vice President was Dick Cheney.
His Secretary of State, Colin Powell, was the first African American to hold that position.
President George W. Bush was the second president who was a son of a President. The other father son pair was John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
His hobbies include fishing and tending his ranch. He is still a baseball fan.
He quit drinking at urging of his wife. He denies he was ever addicted.
His favorite food is Mexican and he enjoys peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He also liked pretzels. The president was watching Sunday night football, a piece of pretzel became stuck in his throat, causing him to lose consciousness for a few seconds, fall and injure his face. The was President, White House medical team had to rush in to save the president from choking on a pretzel.
He was the first president to give the same speech in Spanish and English. (March 2002)
Field of Dreams is his favorite movie.
Bush liked to be called "the Decider" because he had to make the final decision.
George W. Bush was President during the Sept. 19 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and another plane that crashed in a field.
When he gave a speech about 9/11, on September 20th 82 million Americans watched the speech. That was the largest viewing audience to ever watch a presidential address.
When he went to the World Trade Center, Arlene Howard gave her son's Port Authority Police badge to President Bush and asked him to take it to remember her son. He carried it with him all the time he was President.
His great-grandfather, George Herbert Walker, was president of the U.S. Golf Association and he founded the amateur competition called the Walker Cup.
Bush landed on an aircraft carrier to give his "victory over Iraq) Unfortunately the war continued. He flew the plane for 15 minutes. He became the first sitting President to pilot an airplane. He flew for 15 minutes and reached speeds over 400 miles per hour. The pilot took control for the landing.
On March 23, 2006, George W. Bush passed President James Monroe for the number of days in office without using his veto powers. As of that date he was in office for 1,889 days. Only Thomas Jefferson went longer without using the veto. Bush has signed 1,091 bills.
Bush had a Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor resigned due to her husband's illness. She was replaced by Judge Roberts.
Quotes from George W. Bush:
"Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking."