George W. Bush Age, Controversies, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

George W Bush

Full NameGeorge Walker Bush
Nickname(s)"Dubya," "GWB"
Political PartyRepublican
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Political Journey1978: Ran for the House of Representatives from Texas's 19th congressional district against Kent Hance. However, he lost the election with 46.8% of the vote to Hance's 53.2%.
1988: Worked on his father's campaign for the U.S. presidency.
1991: Became one of 7 people named by his father to run his father's 1992 presidential re-election campaign, as a "campaign advisor."
1995-2000: From January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000, served as the 46th Governor of Texas.
2001: On January 20, sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States.
2005: On January 20, sworn in for a second term as President of the United States.
Military Service
Years of Service1968–74
BranchUnited States Air Force
Texas Air National Guard
Alabama Air National Guard
Unit147th Reconnaissance Wing
187th Fighter Wing
RankFirst Lieutenant
AwardsAir Force Pilot's Badge
Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 178 cm
in meters - 1.78 m
in feet inches - 5’ 10"
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 65 kg
in Pounds - 143 lbs
Eye ColorHazel Blue
Hair ColorGray
Personal Life
Date of BirthJuly 6, 1946
Age (as in 2017)71 Years
Birth PlaceNew Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
SignatureGeorge W Bush Signature
HometownKennebunkport, Maine, United States
SchoolAttended public schools in Midland, Texas
The Kinkaid School (a prep school in Houston)
Phillips Academy (a boarding school (then all-male), Andover, Massachusetts, United States
College/UniversityYale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts (BA) in History from Yale University in 1968
An MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1975
FamilyFather- George H. W. Bush (41st US President)
Mother- Barbara Bush
George W Bush (extreme right) With His Parents
Brothers- Jeb Bush (Businessman and Politician), Neil Bush (Businessman), Marvin Bush (Businessman)
George W Bush With his Father (2nd from left) and Brothers, from left, Neil, Jeb and Marvin
Sisters- Dorothy Bush Koch (author and philanthropist),
George Bush With His Sister Dorothy Bush Koch
Pauline (Robin) Bush (died of pediatric leukemia)
George Bush With His Sister Robin Bush
ReligionLeft his family's Episcopal Church to join his wife's United Methodist Church
EthnicityHe has English and some German ancestry, along with more distant Welsh, Dutch, French, Irish, and Scottish roots
AddressKennebunkport, East Coast, Shutters, Maine, North America
George H W Bush House
HobbiesReading (especially biographies and histories), Oil Painting, Playing golf, Bicycling and Playing Baseball
Controversies• Prior to his marriage, he had encountered multiple episodes of alcohol abuse. In one instance, on September 4, 1976, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, near his family's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He pleaded guilty, had his Maine driver's license briefly suspended, and was fined $150.
• The election of 2000 and the Supreme Court case of Bush v. Gore is considered one of the most controversial political developments in the last half-century.
• Critics often put him under the lens to his handling of the Iraq War, which he embarked under the rationale that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. However, at the end, no such weapons were seized.
• The last few months of the Bush presidency were marked by deficits, exacerbated by the financial recession of 2008, a controversial bailout of financial institutions and car companies, a major crash of the stock market, and a recession that would wipe out millions of jobs and impact the U.S. economy for many years.
Favorite Things
Favorite Politician(s)George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsLaura Welch
Wife/SpouseLaura Welch (a school teacher and librarian)
George Bush With His Wife Laura Bush
Marriage DateNovember 5, 1977
ChildrenSons- None
Daughters- Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush (Dizygotic (fraternal) twins)
George Bush With His Daughters Barbara (left) and Jenna
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) $40 Million (as in 2017)

George W Bush

Some Lesser Known Facts About George W. Bush

  • Does George W. Bush smoke?: No (quit)
  • Does George W. Bush drink alcohol?: Yes George W Bush Drinking Alcohol
  • He was born the oldest of 6 children of George H.W. Bush and Dorothy Pierce Bush in New Haven Connecticut. George W Bush With His Mother
  • At the time of his birth, his father, George H. W. Bush was a student at Yale University.
  • Bush, along with his siblings, was raised in Texas, where the Senior Bush was an executive in the oil industry. George W Bush in Texas With His Parents And Siblings
  • He went on to Yale, the alma mater of his father, George H. W. Bush, and grandfather, Prescott Bush. George W Bush At The Yale University
  • In 1968, Bush was accepted into the Texas Air National Guard, the same year with America fighting the Vietnam War (1954-75).
  • In 1970, after becoming a trained pilot, he completed his active-duty service. George W Bush As Pilot
  • In 1975, after receiving an MBA from the Harvard Business School, Bush returned to Texas to work in the oil and gas industry and eventually started his own exploration company- Bush Exploration.
  • In 1977, at a backyard barbecue, his friends introduced him to Laura Welch (a school teacher and librarian), and after a 3-month courtship, Laura accepted his marriage proposal, and they wed on November 5 of that year. In 1981, the couple had twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara. George W Bush With His Wife Laura
  • In 1984, Bush Exploration merged with Spectrum 7 Energy Corp. and Bush was named CEO of the new company.
  • In 1986, after Harken Energy Corporation purchased Spectrum 7, Bush was appointed to Harken’s board of directors.
  • In 1989, purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise, along with a group of partners. George W Bush Texas Rangers Baseball Franchise
  • After the US presidential election, which was too close to call, the 5-4 decision of the US Supreme Court paved the way for Bush to be sworn in as the 43rd US President on January 20, 2001, defeating Al Gore.

  • On September 11, 2001, while on a visit to an elementary school Sarasota, Florida, Bush was told that in an apparent terrorist attack, 2 planes have flown into the World Trade Center.

  • On September 12, 2001, Bush visited the Pentagon. George W Bush Pentagon Visit After September 11 Attack
  • On September 14, 2001, he addressed the firemen, police, and other rescue workers at the Ground Zero.

  • On January 29, 2002, in a State of the Union Address, Bush referred Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as “an axis of evil.”

  • On March 17, 2003, he delivered a statement in which he said that to avoid war, Saddam Hussein has 48 hours to leave the country.

  • On March 19, 2003, in a televised address, Bush announced the beginning of military operations in Iraq.

  • On May 1, 2003, he declared major combat operations in Iraq were over, after landing on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, decorated with a “Mission Accomplished” banner.

  • On September 23, 2003, Bush addressed the United Nations on Afghanistan, Iraq, and weapons of mass destruction.
  • On November 27, 2003, in the first trip to Iraq by a US President, he surprised US troops in Baghdad by joining them for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • On November 2, 2004, Bush won re-election over Democratic candidate John Kerry, and on January 20, 2005, he was sworn in for a 2nd term as the US President.

  • On April 8, 2005, President Bush, along with H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, attended the funeral for Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square. George W Bush Attending Funeral For Pope John Paul II
  • On March 1, 2006, President Bush, along with his wife Laura Bush, made a surprise visit to US troops in Afghanistan. George W Bush Afghanistan Visit With Wife Laura
  • On June 9, 2007, President Bush met Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. George W Bush With Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican
  • On November 9, 2010, George W. Bush’s memoir, “Decision Points” was published. George W Bush Book
  • On November 14, 2010, Bush appeared in a joint interview with his brother, Jeb on a special talk show- “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.”
  • On November 16, 2010, a ceremony of George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum took place at the Southern Methodist University.
  • On September 11, 2011, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Bush participated in a memorial at Ground Zero.
  • On May 31, 2012, George W. Bush’s official White House portrait was unveiled. George W Bush White House Portrait
  • On April 25, 2013, all five living US presidents attended the dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • In August 2013, he underwent a procedure to treat a blocked artery.
  • On November 11, 2014, a biography of his father- “41: A Portrait of My Father,” written by George W.  Bush, was published. 41 A Portrait of My Father by George W Bush
  • On February 28, 2017, a book of his paintings, “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors” was published. Portraits of Courage A Commander in Chiefs Tribute to Americas Warriors
  • George W. Bush is very compassionate towards animals and his love for pets is no more a secret. George W Bush With His Pet Dog At the White House
  • Here’s a detailed conversation with George W. Bush:

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