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George W. Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut to George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush. His father was the 41st President of the United States. When he was just two years old his family moved to Odessa, Texas. Bush was educated at Yale, receiving his B.A. in history, and he received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Two years after leaving Harvard, he met and married Laura Welch. Together they have twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna.

Bush returned to Texas after completing school and started his own oil and gas company. That same year he ran unsuccessfully for Congress. His company eventually merged with Spectrum 7, and Bush became the CEO. A year later he formed a group which purchased the Texas Rangers Baseball team. He remained part owner until he was elected Governor of Texas in 1994. Four years later he became the first Texas governor elected to consecutive four year terms.

In 1999 Bush announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. Since then he has broken all campaign records for a presidential campaign, raising $37 million before June 30, 2000. Bush effectively clinched the Republican nomination on Super Tuesday, but the nomination will not be official until the Republican National Convention in August 2000.


1946 He was born in New Haven, Connecticut. (July 6)

1948 He moved with his family to Odessa, Texas.

1953 His sister, Robin, died of leukemia.

1964 He entered Yale University.

1968 He received his B.A. in history from Yale.; He entered the Texas Air National Guard.

1975 He received his M.A. in business administration from Harvard Business School.

1977 He married Laura Welch. (November 5)

1978 He started his own oil and gas company.; He campaigned for U.S. Congress but was defeated.

1981 His twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, were born.

1983 He became the CEO of Spectrum 7.

1984 He (and others) purchased the Texas Rangers Baseball team.

1988 He moved to Washington to serve as senior advisor for his father's presidential campaign.

1994 He was elected Governor of Texas. (November 8)

1998 He was reelected Governor of Texas.

1999 He announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. (June)