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One Family, Two Presidents

             In my essay I will be comparing the paths to presidency taken by both the 41st president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush with his son, the 43rd, and our current president, George W. Bush.
             George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts and graduated from Philips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts on his 18th birthday. That same day he enlisted in the Navy as Seaman 2nd Class. After his military service in World War II George Herbert attended Yale University and received a degree in economics. George W. Bush grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas and unlike his father immediately after high school he attended college and received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and also a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Similar to his father George W. Bush also has some military background as he served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National Guard.
             Both men are married and have families with children. George Herbert married Barbara Pierce of Rye, Texas and since they have had six children: George, John, Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy, and Robin who died in 1953 of leukemia. George W. Bush married Laura Welch and together they have 19-year-old twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna.
             George Herbert Bush's path to presidency started with his election to the House of Representatives in 1966. George Herbert also served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations until 1973 when he became Chairman of the Republican National Committee. He later served under Ronald Reagan as his Vice President for the first of his two terms. In 1988 George Herbert Bush became his Party's nominee and shortly after became the 41st President of the United States. George W. Bush's path to presidency was seemingly easier than his fathers and started when he was elected Governor of Texas in 1994. He later went on to make a historic re-election victory, by becoming the first Texas Governor to be elected to consecutive four-year terms in 1998 winning with 68.

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