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#43 President George Walker Bush

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George Walker Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut on July 6, 1946. He is the son of former U.S. president George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush. He graduated from both Yale University and the Harvard Business School, and then moved to Texas to enter the oil business. He helped his father in his winning 1988 presidential campaign. Bush then bought a share of the Texas Rangers baseball team in 1989, acting as managing partner for 5 years before winning the 1994 election for governor of Texas.

As Governor of Texas, Bush proved to be popular. His 2000 presidential election victory over incumbent Vice-President Al Gore was one of the most controversial in history, with Bush winning the electoral vote while losing the popular vote.

With only 8 months in office, the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on 9/11 called for a strong response and Bush did not disappoint his supporters. Within weeks, he launched aerial bombing attacks on Afghanistan, which was claimed to have been the hiding place for the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. That was followed by troops and open warfare. Within 18 months, Bush opened hostilities in Iraq in an effort to oust long-term Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The attack was justified by claims that Iraq possessed usable weapons of mass destruction, a claim that was found later to be false.


Official Painting of George W. Bush.  


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