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 Bush was a cheerleader in high school. He also play high school baseball.
He is 6' tall and weighs about 190.
He married Laura on November 5, 1997. They had attended the same junior high school.
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 (3:44:52).
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.
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.
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.
His great-grandfather, George Herbert Walker, was president of the U.S. Golf Association and he founded the amateur competition called the Walker Cup.
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.
Quotes from George W. Bush:
"Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking."