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4. Jan. 17, 1995 to Dec. 21, 2000:

A. Joining & Leaving Texas Office of the Governor: 1995-2000

George W. Bush defeated Democratic incumbent Ann Richards and was elected Governor of the State of Texas on Nov. 8, 1994, then re-elected on Nov. 3, 1998. Bush served as Governor of Texas, from Jan. 17, 1995, to Dec. 21, 2000, when he resigned after being elected president of the United States.

Bush
Acts
Executive Orders Vetoes Pardons &
Commutations

 
Proclamations Messages Speeches Total
1995 14 26 6 7 317 3 373
1996 11 0 3 0 292 0 306
1997 4 38 3 6 68 2 121
1998 8 0 2 0 215 0 225
1999 3 34 0 3 130 2 172
2000 6 0 6 1 0 0 13
Total 46 98 20 17 1,022 7 1,210

B. Occupations: 1998

On Jan. 7, 1998, the Texas Rangers was sold to Tom Hicks. On Nov. 8, 1994, Bush resigned as managing general partner of the Rangers after being elected to the Office of Governor in Texas.

C. Books Published: 1999

George W. Bush's book A Charge to Keep was published in 1999.

Source documentation to the above:

1. Texas State Archives, Texas Archival Resources Online (Accessed 12-11-15)
2. Legislative Reference Library of Texas
3. PBS.org, Frontline, "Bush Chronology" (Accessed 12-11-15)
4. TheSmokingGun.com, "George W. Bush DUI Arrest Record" (Accessed 12-11-15)
5. History.com, "George W. Bush" (Accessed 12-11-15)
6. CNN.com, Transcript, "George W. Bush Answers Questions about his DUI Arrest in 1976," Nov. 2, 2000 (Accessed 12-11-15)
7. WashingtonPost.com, "Bush Once Pleaded Guilty to DUI," By Laurie Kellman, Nov. 3, 2000 (Accessed 12-11-15)
8. Salon.com, "Bush avoided rehab after DUI," By Jake Tapper, Nov. 5, 2000 (Accessed 12-11-15)
9. CNN.com, Transcript, "George W. Bush Resigns as Texas Governor," Dec. 21, 2000 (Accessed 12-11-15)
10. The Dallas Morning News, "Today in Dallas photo history - 1998: Texas Rangers sold to Tom Hicks," Jan. 7, 2013 (Accessed 12-11-15)
11. CNN.com, "George W. Bush Fast Facts," Jul. 11, 2015 (Accessed 12-11-15)