38 Facts About George W


George W later co-owned the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball before he was elected governor of Texas in 1994.

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George W helped make Texas the leading producer of wind powered electricity in the nation.

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George W became the fourth person to be elected president without a popular vote victory.

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George W pushed for socially conservative efforts such as the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and faith-based initiatives.

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George W signed the Patriot Act to authorize surveillance of suspected terrorists.

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George W ordered the 2003 invasion of Iraq, claiming that Saddam Hussein's regime possessed weapons of mass destruction; this led to Hussein's eventual overthrow and capture by U S forces.

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George W appointed John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

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George W sought major changes to Social Security and immigration laws, but both efforts failed in Congress.

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George W was raised in Midland and Houston, Texas, with four siblings: Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy.

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George W's paternal grandfather, Prescott Bush, was a U S senator from Connecticut.

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George W's father was Ronald Reagan's vice president from 1981 to 1989 and the 41st U S president from 1989 to 1993.

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George W then spent two years at The Kinkaid School, a college-preparatory school.

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George W attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

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George W was cited for DUI, fined $150, and received a brief suspension of his Maine driver's license.

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George W had moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to work on the unsuccessful U S Senate campaign of Republican Winton M Blount.

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George W was hurt by decreased oil prices, and it folded into HKN, Inc, with Bush becoming a member of HKN's board of directors.

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George W actively led the team's projects and regularly attended its games, often choosing to sit in the open stands with fans.

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George W was a campaign advisor and liaison to the media, and assisted his father by campaigning across the country.

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George W's campaign focused on four themes: welfare reform, tort reform, crime reduction, and education improvement.

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George W extended government funding for organizations providing education of the dangers of alcohol and drug use and abuse, and helping to reduce domestic violence.

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George W became the first governor in Texas history to be elected to two consecutive four-year terms.

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George W campaigned on a platform that included bringing integrity and honor back to the White House, increasing the size of the military, cutting taxes, improving education, and aiding minorities.

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George W appointed Ken Mehlman as campaign manager, and Karl Rove devised a political strategy.

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George W appointed long-time adviser Karen Hughes to oversee a global public relations campaign.

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George W withdrew U S support for several international agreements, including, in 2002, the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia.

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George W later voiced his support for the independence of Kosovo.

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George W emphasized the need for the nation to come together and comfort the families of the victims.

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George W said he would carefully weigh recommendations from his commanding General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker about how to proceed after the end of the military buildup in the summer of 2008.

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George W praised the Iraqis' legislative achievements, including a pension law, a revised de-Baathification law, a new budget, an amnesty law, and a provincial powers measure that, he said, set the stage for the Iraqi elections.

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George W was sentenced to three years at the Federal Medical Center, Rochester followed by three years of probation.

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George W was convicted in January 2006 and given a life sentence.

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George W doesn't want anybody to think he's smarter than they are, so puts on a Texas act.

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George W attended every home playoff game during the Rangers' 2010 season and, accompanied by his father, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for Game4 of the 2010 World Series on October 31.

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George W presented the book at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

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George W did not attend the 2020 Republican National Convention where President Trump was re-nominated.

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George W congratulated Trump and his supporters "on a hard-fought campaign".

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George W echoed President-elect Biden's message stating that what occurred at the capital was an "insurrection".

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George W has painted self-portraits and portraits of world leaders, including Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair.

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