President George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States

George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was sworn into office on January 20, 2001 and served as Commander in Chief for two consecutive terms. Before his presidency, he served for six years as Governor of Texas. As President, George W. Bush worked to expand freedom, opportunity and security at home and abroad.

Since leaving office, President Bush has focused his attention on developing the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, which will encompass the Presidential Library and Museum, Archives, and the George W. Bush Institute. The Institute, which President Bush announced in the fall of 2009, seeks to improve the human condition through education reform, global health, human freedom, and economic growth.

President Bush received a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University in 1968, and then served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. He received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1975.