George W. Bush
By Gabe

by Majella

George W. Bush was born on July 6, 1946 and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He received a bachelorís degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air Nation Guard. He founded an oil and gas exploration company in Midland and worked in the energy business from 1975 until 1986, then moved to Washington to help his fatherís presidential campaign. He assembled the group of partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989 and later built the Rangerís new home, the Ballpark at Arlington. Bush, and his wife, Laura, a former teacher and librarian who grew up in Midland, have 17-year-old twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, a dog, Spot, and three cats, India, Cowboy and Ernie.

George Bush served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor of Texas. He was elected on November 8, 1994, with 53.3 percent of the vote.

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