George W Bush Fast Facts

Forty-Third President of the United States

George W Bush, Forty-Third President of the United States
George W Bush, Forty-Third President of the United States. Courtesy: National Park Service

George Walker Bush (1946-) served as the forty-third president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Early in his first term on September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the Pentagon and the World Trade Center using airplanes as weapons. The rest of both of his terms in office were spent dealing with the after effects of this. America got involved in two wars: one in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. 

Here is a quick list of fast facts for George W Bush. For more in depth information, you can also read the George W Bush Biography.


July 6, 1946


Term of Office:

January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009

Number of Terms Elected:

2 Terms

First Lady:

Laura Welch

George W Bush Quote:

"If our country does not lead the cause of freedom, it will not be led. If we do not turn the hearts of children toward knowledge and character, we will lose their gifts and undermine their idealism. If we permit our economy to drift and decline, the vulnerable will suffer most."

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Major Events While in Office:

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • None

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