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 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).
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.
Net worth: $9,634,088-$26,593,000.
Campaign song: "Hail to the Chief" (Various).
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