George Herbert Walker Bush and George Walker Bush Essay

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Like Father Like Son - George Herbert Walker Bush and George Walker Bush

Although all individuals are unique no matter how closely related they might be, sometimes their similarities over shadow their differences, and yield a very interesting combination of events that almost have a deja vu effect on its audience. The Bush family serves as the perfect illustration for this phenomenon. From their family history and business life, to their life as the Presidents of the United States, Bush Senior and Junior have led quite parallel lives. The thesis seems to be more complex than this.

George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts. He became a student leader at Phillip’s Academy in
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Later he served as an F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. He received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard in 1975. George Walker Bush then worked with his father’s Presidential Campaign. Just like his father, he also had an interest in baseball, which eventually led him to buy the Texas Rangers Baseball franchise with a group of friends in 1989. He married Laura Welch and had twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna. On November 8, 1994 he was elected Governor of Texas with 53.5% of the votes. He became the first governor of Texas to be elected to two consecutive terms. After two terms as governor, he became the 43rd President (“The White House” Incorrectly cited).

Both George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush have been quite successful businessmen, having both taken business courses at Yale. Each of the Texas-raised Bushes even came to have substantial holdings in the oil-industry. Is this the conclusion based on the sources above?

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Introduce source George H. W. Bush’s father, Prescott Bush, was a long time member of the board of directors of Dresser Industries, an oil drilling equipment company in Dallas. George was offered his first job at a Dresser subsidiary, International Derrick and Equipment Company (Ideco) in Odessa, Texas. How do you know this? Why is this information relevant?

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