Bush, George W.

George Walker Bush

b. 6 Jul 1946, New Haven, Connecticut

Title: President of the United States
Term: 20 Jan 2001 - 20 Jan 2005
Chronology: 6 Jan 2001, election to the office of President of the United States is declared upon counting electoral votes (cast 18 Dec 2000), joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives, House Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. [1]
20 Jan 2001, commencement of term
20 Jan 2001, took an oath of office as President of the United States, inaugural ceremony, West Front, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. [2]
20 Jan 2005, expiration of term
Term: 20 Jan 2005 - 20 Jan 2009
Chronology: 6 Jan 2005, election to the office of President of the United States is declared upon counting electoral votes (cast 13 Dec 2004), joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives, House Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. [3]
20 Jan 2005, commencement of term
20 Jan 2005, took an oath of office as President of the United States, inaugural ceremony, West Front, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. [4]
20 Jan 2009, expiration of term
Biography:
Born in the family of future President of the United States George H.W. Bush; founded the Bush Exploration (1975); involved in oil and gas business; unsuccessful candidate at election to the to the House of Representatives (1978); held management positions in several firms; in 1994 and 1998, he was elected Governor of the State of Texas (in office 17 Jan 1995 - 21 Dec 2000); narrowly won the presidential elections (2000), where Vice-President Albert Gore received majority in the popular vote, but 25 electoral votes from Florida eventually gave Bush a margin of 4 votes in the electoral colledge (Gore was refusing to recognize his defeat until 13 Dec 2000, but after almost two-month battle in the courts conceded).
Elections:

Candidate (party) Electoral vote (18 Dec 2000)
George Walker Bush (Republican) 271
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (Democratic) 266
blank 1
total number of electors appointed 538
number of votes for a majority 270

Candidate (party) Electoral vote (13 Dec 2004)
George Walker Bush (Republican) 286
John Forbes Kerry (Democratic) 251
John Edwards (Democratic) * 1
total number of electors appointed 538
number of votes for a majority 270
* An elector cast a presidential vote for "John Ewards" (sic), but it was certified as a vote for John Edwards (original name: Johnny Reid Edwards).
Source of electoral results: Congressional Record, 107th Congress, 1st Session, 115, 164; Congressional Record, 109th Congress, 1st Session, 267.

[1] Congressional Record, 107th Congress, 1st Session, 101-115, 164.
[2] Congressional Record, 107th Congress, 1st Session, 547-549.
[3] Congressional Record, 109th Congress, 1st Session, 197-243, 267.
[4] Congressional Record, 109th Congress, 1st Session, 295-298.
Last updated on: 04 Jan 2012 09:44:07