Tribpedia: George W. Bush

George W. Bush was the 46th Governor of Texas and the 43rd President of the United States. 

He became the Governor of Texas after defeating Gov. Ann Richards in 1994.  He was reelected in 1998 with a record 69 percent of the vote.  He defeated Vice President Al Gore in 2000 to become President of the United States.  He ...

Ted Poe on Fight Against Leukemia: Attitude as Important as Treatment

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 14, 2016.
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 14, 2016.

"I feel real good," says U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, who was diagnosed with leukemia this summer. He talked with the Tribune about his battle and the support system he has enjoyed over the last couple of months. "I was overwhelmed" by the support," he said, "and humbled by it all because so many people reached out.” 

 

Rick Perry with Reveille, the Texas A&M mascot. This image is included in Perry's collection in the Texas Digital Archive.
Rick Perry with Reveille, the Texas A&M mascot. This image is included in Perry's collection in the Texas Digital Archive.

Rick Perry's Digital Legacy Gives Texas Archivists New Momentum

Two years ago, Texas had made no progress archiving its electronic records. With the launch this year of the Texas Digital Archive — and the release of seven terabytes of Rick Perry's digital legacy — Texas has become a national leader.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas on July 12, 2016.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service following the multiple police shootings in Dallas on July 12, 2016.

Obama, Bush Call for Unity at Dallas Memorial

President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said the best way to honor the lives of the officers is for Americans to put aside their differences and unite. 

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush visits with friends in the Texas Senate chamber after seeing his son George P. Bush, 38, sworn into office as the Texas Land Commissioner.  The elder Bush has signaled that he's planning on running for U.S. President in 2016.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush visits with friends in the Texas Senate chamber after seeing his son George P. Bush, 38, sworn into office as the Texas Land Commissioner. The elder Bush has signaled that he's planning on running for U.S. President in 2016.

Jeb Bush Suspends Presidential Campaign

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a native Texan, suspended his presidential campaign after a disappointing finish behind the top three contenders in the GOP South Carolina primary.

Former Florida Gov. and presidential candidate Jeb Bush at the GOP debate in Greenville, South Carolina on Feb. 13, 2016.
Former Florida Gov. and presidential candidate Jeb Bush at the GOP debate in Greenville, South Carolina on Feb. 13, 2016.

George W. Bush Hits Campaign Trail for Brother Jeb

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Former President George W. Bush took the stage at a South Carolina convention center alongside the former Florida governor, who's hoping to become the 45th president, after his father served as the 41st and his older brother as the 43rd.

Jeb Bush puts his hand on his son George P. Bush's knee during a light moment in the younger Bush's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 2, 2015, as Texas land commissioner. At right is George P. Bush's wife, Amanda Bush.
Jeb Bush puts his hand on his son George P. Bush's knee during a light moment in the younger Bush's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 2, 2015, as Texas land commissioner. At right is George P. Bush's wife, Amanda Bush.

5 Ways Jeb Bush's 2016 Campaign Runs Through Texas

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush enters the 2016 presidential race with perhaps more ties to Texas than any other candidates in the field besides the two who live here: former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. 

Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.

The Brief: Abbott on 2016 Field — Leave Me Out of It

Incoming Gov. Greg Abbott made it clear he would not play favorites in 2016, telling Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd in a Sunday appearance on the show that his endorsement would come only after Republicans select their presidential candidate.

Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11.
Former President George W. Bush tells a story about his father at Texas A&M University on Nov. 11.

George W. Bush, Invoking Father, Urges Jeb to Run

Former President George W. Bush used an event designed to promote a new book to give his brother Jeb a boost. Invoking his father, Bush said: "I can speak for 41 when I say this. He ought to run for president, and he would be a great president should he win.”

 

Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.
Barbara Pierce Bush speaks at a fundraising lunch on Wednesday in Dallas for Alley's House, which provides mentoring, education and support to teen mothers.

Younger Barbara Bush Looks to Global Health

Six years after her father left the White House, Barbara Pierce Bush says that she is happy where she is now — heading a nonprofit she co-founded in 2008 called Global Health Corps — and that she has no plans to run for office.