George W Bush

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Childhood Story

George W. Bush was born on July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut. His parents are George H. W. Bush Senior and Barbara Bush. George was raised in Houston, Texas. He had five siblings Neil, Jeb, Marvin, Dorothy, and Robin. Robin died from leukemia when she was three years old in 1953. George was also the oldest out of the kids in his family. George Bush went to school Kinkaid School, which is a private school, for Elementry and Middle School. Then in high school he went to Phillips Academy, which is an all boy’s private high school in Andover, Massachusetts. He played baseball there and while he was a senior he was the head cheerleader. Then George went to Yale University from 1964 to 1968. He received his Bachelor’s degree in history. While he was a college senior he became a member of the Skull and Bones society.

Career before Presidency

George Bush ran for the House of Representatives from Texas’s 19th congressional district in 1978. He lost the election by six thousand votes. He went back to the oil industry and started a small series of independent oil exploration companies. George created Arbusto Energy. Then later he changed the name to Bush Exploration. George’s company merged with the larger Spectrum 7 in 1984. He also became the chairman. His company was hurt later by a decline in oil prices, and as a result it folded into Harken Energy. George served on the board of directors for Harken. Then in 1988 George and his Family moved to Washington, D.C. to work on his father’s campaign for the U.S. presidency. He worked as a campaign advisor and served liaison to the media. George helped his father by campaigning across the country. Then he returned to Texas after the campaign. In April 1989, he purchased a share in the Texas Rangers baseball franchise. Where he served as managing general partner for five years. He led the team’s projects and attended the games, and often chooses to sit in

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