George W. Bush (1946 – )

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Life in Brief: George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, led the country during a time of great challenge and change. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the global war on terror, the war in Iraq, and the economic downtown of 2008 are just s… more life in brief »

Essays about George W. Bush

About His Administration

First Lady
Laura Bush
Vice President
Richard B. Cheney
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Michael O. Leavitt (2005–2009)
Tommy G. Thompson (2001–2005)
Secretary of Labor
Elaine Chao (2001–2009)

Facts about George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States (2001 – 2009)
July 6, 1946, New Haven, Connecticut
Political Party
Yale (B.S., 1968), Harvard (M.B.A., 1975)
November 5, 1977, to Laura Welch
Barbara (1981); Jenna (1981)
Businessman, public official

A Charge to Keep (1999)

Decision Points (2010)

Today, we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
January 20, 2001
We have seen the state of our Union in the endurance of rescuers, working past exhaustion. We have seen the unfurling of flags, the lighting of candles, the giving of blood, the saying of prayers—in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. We have seen the decency of a loving and giving people who have made the grief of strangers their own.
September 20, 2001

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Gary L. Gregg II 

Professor Gregg is the director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. He also holds the Mitch McConnell Chair in leadership. His writings include: 

Considering the Bush Presidency. (with Mark J. Rozell, Oxford University Press, 2004)

Thinking about the Presidency: Documents and Essays from the Founding to the Present. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)

Securing Democracy: Why We Have an Electoral College (2nd ed.). (ISI Books, 2008)

America's Forgotten Founders (2nd ed.). (with Mark D. Hall, ISI Books, 2012)

The consulting editor wishes to thank Connor Tracy and Travis Wilson for serving as research assistants on this project.

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