A Brief Bush Biography
1946 Born in New
1948 Moved with family to Odessa, Texas.
1964 Graduated from Phillips
Academy in Andover, Mass.
1964 Entered Yale
1968 B.A. in history from Yale; entered Texas
Air National Guard.
1973 Relieved from National Guard duty.
National Guard Record.
1975 Received M.A. in business administration from Harvard Business School.
1978 Started Arbusto Energy
Company; unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Congress.
1981 Twin daughters, Barbara
and Jenna, born.
1982 Bush changed Arbusto's name to Bush Exploration Oil Co.
1984 Bush Exploration merged with another oil company called Spectrum 7. GWB
1984 Borrowed $500,000
to purchase a 2% share of Texas Rangers Baseball team.
1986 George W. Bush and partners sell their failing Spectrum
7 Energy Corp. to Harken Energy Corp.
1986 Bush joined
unit of Enron Corp. to seek oil.
1988 Served as senior advisor for father's presidential campaign.
1990 Sold stock in Harken
Energy for $848,000
($4 a share.) Two days later the company reported a business loss that caused
the stock to fall to $2 a share. Bush was on Harken's audit committee.
Governor of Texas.
1998 Sold shares in Texas Rangers for $14.9
million (I think that's a 1,780% return on investment)
1998 Re-elected Governor of Texas.
candidacy for presidency of the United States.
1999 Set campaign fundraising
records; many happy corporate
Dubya's Vision of America
First he was the "Candidate of Compassionate Conservatism,"
then "A Reformer With Results,"
next the man with "Real Plans for Real People,"
now he's "Churchill," waging world war against terrorism.
Return to Bush's America main page
Bush and the
Texas Land Grab by Nicholas Kristof, New York Times (must register to read)
campaign donors in 2000 The Center for Public Integrity
Heart of the American Dream by Ed Vulliamy, Observer
Son by J. H. Hatfield
George W. Bush's
Dubious Friends Intelligence Newsletter
W. Bush's Resume by Kelly Kramer
the Bush family made its fortune from the Nazis by Robert Lederman
Military Career of our
Commander in Chief News from Reality
The Loyalties of
George W. Bush by Barbara O'Brien