George Walker Bush, the 43rd President of the United States:
- Was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut
- Grew up mostly in Texas and attended high school in Massachusetts
- Got a BA from Yale and an MBA from Harvard
- Started a career in the oil industry and had a failed run for the House of Representatives in 1978
- Served as Governor of Texas from January 1995 to December 2000
- Was President of the United States from January 2001 to January 2009
- Post-presidency, has campaigned for Republicans, given speeches, done charity work, and relaxed by playing golf and painting
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George W. Bush, a Republican, served two terms as President of the United States, from January 20, 2001, through January 20, 2009. His Vice President was Dick Cheney.
While in office, Bush signed 1,831 pieces of legislation, produced 168 signing statements, and issued 289 executive orders. He made 12 vetoes, 193 pardons/commutations, and 939 proclamations. He issued 1,093 presidential memoranda and made 4,184 speeches.
Prior to becoming president, Bush went to Yale and Harvard, served in the Texas Air National Guard, and was the managing general partner for the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team. He also worked on some political campaigns and served as Governor of Texas.
Post-presidency, Bush retired to Dallas, Texas, where he founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center. He has campaigned for Republican candidates, given paid speeches, and supported charitable efforts alongside former presidents. He has written four books and likes to golf and paint.
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