Author: George W. Bush

George W Bush, Official White House Portrait, 2003

George Walker Bush (b. 1946) was the 43rd President of the United States, serving in office from 2001 to 2009. Born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Texas, he attended Yale University and the Harvard Business School, later working in the oil industry and politics. In 1994, he was elected as the governor of Texas; while serving in his second term, he announced his candidacy for the presidency, which he won in the 2000 presidential election. He is the second president whose father also served in the same office (the first was John Quincy Adams): his father, George H. W. Bush, was the US vice president in the Reagan administration (1981–89) and the 41st US President (1989–93). Bush’s presidency was marked by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; and, domestically, tax-reform legislation and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. 

Address to a Joint Session of Congress Following the 9/11 Attacks

George W. Bush

On September 20, 2001, nine days after the surprise terrorist attacks by al Qaeda that leveled the World Trade Center in New York, damaged the Pentagon in Washington, and took the lives of some 3,000 American civilians, President George W. Bush addressed a joint session of Congress with the following remarks.

Proclamation 7573 – Flag Day, 2002

George W. Bush

On June 7, 2002, with the attacks of September 11, 2001 still fresh in memory and with the nation at war, President George W. Bush (b. 1946) issued this Flag Day proclamation.