43rd President of the United States
(January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009)
Full Name: George Walker Bush
Born: July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut
Education: Graduated from Yale University (1968); Graduated from Harvard Business School (1975)
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
- Governor of Texas, 1995-2000
Presidential Salary: $400,000/year + $50,000 expense account
Vice President: Richard B. Cheney (2001-09)
- Secretary of State
- Colin L. Powell (2001-05)
Condoleezza Rice (2005-09)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Paul O'Neill (2001-02)
John W. Snow (2003-06)
Henry M. Paulson, Jr. (2006-09)
- Secretary of Defense
- Donald H. Rumsfeld (2001-06)
Robert M. Gates (2006-09)
- Attorney General
- John Ashcroft (2001-05)
Alberto Gonzales (2005-07)
Michael Mukasey (2007-09)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Gale Norton (2001-06)
Dirk Kempthorne (2006-09)
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Ann Veneman (2001-05)
Mike Johanns (2005-07)
Ed Schafer (2008-09)
- Secretary of Commerce
- Don Evans (2001-05)
Carlos Gutierrez (2005-09)
- Secretary of Labor
- Elaine Chao (2001-09)
- Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Tommy G. Thompson (2001-05)
Michael O. Leavitt (2005-09)
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Mel Martinez (2001-04)
Alphonso Jackson (2004-08)
Steve Preston (2008-09)
- Secretary of Transportation
- Norman Y. Mineta (2001-06)
Mary E. Peters (2006-09)
- Secretary of Energy
- Spencer Abraham (2001-05)
Samuel W. Bodman (2005-09)
- Secretary of Education
- Roderick R. Paige (2001-05)
Margaret Spellings (2005-09)
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- Anthony Principi (2001-05)
R. James Nicholson (2005-07)
James B. Peake (2007-09)
- Secretary of Homeland Security
- Tom Ridge (2003-2005)
Michael Chertoff (2005-09)
- George W. Bush -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- George W. Bush -- from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- George W. Bush: Easy to underestimate -- from USA Today
- Some history of Bush and his stance on major campaign issues. Written by the Associated Press.
- George Walker Bush -- from Infoplease.com
- Standard presidential biography.
- The Life of George W. Bush -- from The Washington Post
- Photo album of Bush's life from childhood until he ran for president.
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Points of Interest:
- Bush was one of two managing general partners of the Texas Rangers baseball club from 1989-1994.
- Of the 6 million votes cast in Florida in the 2000 election, Bush won the state's 25 electoral votes by 537 votes.
- Bush is the only president to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
- Bush's 2002 State of the Union address was the first broadcast live on the Internet.
- In 1993, Bush ran the Houston Marathon finishing in 3 hours 44 minutes. He is the only president to have ever completed a marathon at some point in their life.