Gorge W Bush

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gorge w bushs life

n 1948, George H.W. Bush moved the family to Midland, Texas, where he made his fortune in the oil business. Young George spent most of his childhood in Midland, attending school there until the seventh grade. The family moved to Houston in 1961, and George W. Bush was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. There he was an all-around athlete, playing baseball, basketball and football. He was a fair student and had a reputation for being an occasional troublemaker. Despite this, family connections helped him enter Yale University in 1964.

Gorege w bush and 9/11

George W. Bush had important business to attend to on September 11th: reading a book, The Pet Goat, with second-graders in Emma T. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, ostensibly to promote his "education program". Before entering the classroom around 9:02 AM he was aware of the crash of Flight 11 into the North Tower. Later he said: And I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower -- the TV was obviously on, and I use to fly myself, and I said, 'There's one terrible pilot.' And I said, 'It must have been a horrible accident.' But I was whisked off there -- I didn't have much time to think about it."

Five fun facts about George w bush

  1. During his time at Yale University, George Bush was arrested for stealing a Christmas wreath from a hotel. The charges were later dropped.
  2. The Texas Rangers baseball franchise was owned by George Bush from 1989 to 1994. In 1991, a new stadium was in the process of being built and cost $191 million. The stadium was funded by a voter-approved local tax increase.
  3. the 2002 State of the Union address was the first to broadcast live on the Internet.
  4. in 1993, Bush ran the Houston Marathon and finished in 3 hours and 44 minutes. He was the first president to finish a marathon in his life .
  5. He is also one of four presidents who were cheerleaders at their alma mater. The other three are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan.