George W. Bush

24th Chancellor of California
In office
3 January 2004 – 3 January 2010
President Jimmy Carter
Madeleine Albright
Vice Chancellor Dick Cheney
Preceded by Al Gore
Succeeded by Barack Obama
Personal details
Born George Walker Bush
6 July 1946 (age 74)
Los Angeles, Fremontia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Laura Welch (m. 1977)
Alma mater University of Los Angeles
Profession Businessman • politician
Website Official website
Government website
Military service
Nickname(s) "Dubya" • "GWB"
Service/branch Cochimia Air National Guard
Years of service 1968–74
Rank First lieutenant

George Walker Bush (born 6 July 1946) is a Californian politician who served as the 24th Chancellor of California from 2004 until 2010. He is the eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush. After graduating from the University of Los Angeles in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, he worked in oil businesses. Bush married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the Californian House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Maricopa Lions football team before becoming successful in his second bid to become a parliamentarian, and entered the House of Representatives as the Member for Lubbock-Abilene in 1985. Bush was elected leader of the Liberal Party in 2003, and led them to victory in the November election against the Democratic-Progressive Coalition under incumbent Chancellor Al Gore. He went on to serve two terms as chancellor, winning re-election in 2006. He ran again in 2009, but was defeated by the Coalition under Barack Obama, who succeeded him as Chancellor the following year. Bush is the first chancellor to have been the son of a former chancellor. He is also a brother of Jeb Bush, a former Premier of Cochimia.

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