George W. Bush

Two George Bushes

George Bush and George W. Bush. The Bush family tradition of politics ran deep. George W.'s grandfather, Prescott Bush, had been a United States senator. His father became a congressman, an ambassador, director of the CIA, vice-president, and finally president in 1988. As for George W. Bush, he first entered politics as a volunteer and campaign worker, then ran for Congress himself in 1977 from Midland. He was defeated and began a business career. Bush's interest in holding office was reignited in 1988 when he worked on his father's campaign, and he became determined to run for governor of Texas.

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