Bush is the current president of the United States and was born in 1946. His life has proven to be very interesting and different from his childhood to life in the white house. President Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut and was the first child of George and Barbara Herbert Walker Bush. He grew up in both Midland and Houston, Texas. .
As a young adult, George left Texas to attend Phillips Academy and Andover, elite schools that his father attended. After completing his schooling, he attended Yale and received his bachelor's degree in 1968. Following his college experience, he then entered the Texas Air National Guard where he learned how to fly jets until he completed his service in 1973. In furthering his education, Bush then attended Harvard Business School and received a Masters of Business Administration in 1975.
Once having completed his education, George Bush married Laura Welch, a former librarian, in 1977 and moved back to Texas. The family was made whole four years later after she gave birth to twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara. While in Texas, he followed his father's footsteps working in the oil fields and founded his own oil company. Content with his own oil company, he decided to enter his first political race for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978. An open seat was available in the House and was able to accomplish the Republican nomination, but unfortunately lost the election. He then returned to the oil business, but could not shake the frustration of not being able to achieve the success his father had. George resorted to drinking alcohol. .
Drinking heavily and losing control of his life, he decided to stop this downfall on his 40th birthday in 1986. Some months later he sold his oil business and started helping his father in the 1988 presidential campaign. A year later in 1989, he purchased the Texas Rangers Baseball team. Bush was a partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor of Texas on November 8, 1994.