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 was reelected, defeating Sen. John Kerry, in 2004.

He is the son of former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush.


Former President George W. Bush hugs Laura Bush at the topping out ceremony for the George Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University on October 3, 2011.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings shakes Chief of Police David Brown's hand as former President Bush, President Obama, their wives, U.S. Sens. Cornyn and Cruz and others applaud on July 12, 2016.

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