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George W. Bush at a glance

Born in New Haven, Conn.

Raised in Midland, Texas, an oil-boom town, and Houston

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BA from Yale University 1968, MBA from Harvard University 1975

F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard 1968-73

Founded and led an oil and gas company 1975-87

Married Laura Welch; has twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna

Senior adviser to presidential campaign of father, George Bush, 1988

Part owner and managing director of the Texas Rangers baseball organization. Instrumental in getting a ballpark built in Arlington.

Republican, elected governor of Texas in 1994 and 1998.

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Source: National Governors Association and The Almanac of American Politics

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