A profile of George W. Bush.

Politics and policy.
June 13 2003 2:04 PM

Profile: George W. Bush

Last week, Slate began a series of short features explaining who the 2004 presidential candidates are, what they've said and done, and where they propose to take the country. The first installment summarizes each candidate's personal and professional background. Today's subject is George W. Bush.

George W. Bush

George Walker Bush

Web site: www.georgewbush.com.

Age: 56 (born July 6, 1946).

Highest grade completed: Business school.

Political experience: Governor, Texas (1995-2001); president, United States (2001-present).

Asserted achievements: Imposed accountability on schools; delivered two major tax cuts; won wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Spouse: Laura Welch Bush.

Children: Two college-aged daughters.

Previous marriages: None.

Military history: Texas Air National Guard, 1969-1973.

Medical history: None reported.

Parents' jobs: Father was president of the United States. Mother was first lady and author.

Religion: Methodist.

Campaign song: "Hail to the Chief" (Various).

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.

Avi Zenilman is a former Slate intern.