Here's a look at the life of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States.
Personal: Birth date: July 6, 1946
Birth place: New Haven, Connecticut
Birth name: George Walker Bush
Father: George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States
Mother: Barbara (Pierce) Bush
Marriage: Laura (Welch) Bush (November 5, 1977 - present)
Children: Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush (November 25, 1981)
Education: Yale University, B.A., 1968; Harvard Business School, M.B.A., 1975
Military: Texas Air National Guard, F-102 fighter pilot, 1968-1970
Timeline: 1968-1970 - Pilot, Texas Air National Guard.
1975-1986 - Founder/CEO, Bush Exploration.
1980-1986 - Chairman/CEO of Spectrum 7 Energy Corp. in Midland, Texas.
1985-1986 - Director of Harken Energy Corp. (formerly Spectrum 7 Energy Corp.) in Midland, Texas.
1988 - Works on his father's presidential campaign.
1989 - Along with a group of partners, purchases the Texas Rangers baseball franchise.
1989-1994 - Managing general partner of the Texas Rangers baseball team.
November 8, 1994 - Is elected governor of Texas with 53.5% of the vote.
1994-2000 - Governor of Texas.
November 3, 1998 - Is elected to second term as governor of Texas with 68.8% of the vote. The first governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms.
November 7, 2000 - The presidential election takes place, but is too close to call.
November 17, 2000 - Florida Supreme Court blocks certification of the statewide ballot after an appeal is filed by lawyers for Vice President Al Gore.
December 8, 2000 - A statewide recount is ordered by the Florida Supreme Court of thousands of questionable ballots.
December 12, 2000 - The U. S. Supreme Court reverses a Florida Supreme Court's decision ordering a statewide recount of thousands of questionable ballots - effectively ceding Florida's 25 electoral votes and the presidency to Bush by a five to four deciding decision exactly five weeks after Election Day.