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U.S. President Obama asks former Presidents Bush and Clinton to help raise funds for devastated Haiti
Former President Bill Clinton speaks, as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and former President George W. Bush look on, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on January 16, 2010. President Obama asked Bush and Clinton to head a task force to support Haiti, devastated after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake destroyed Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, serving from 1995 to 2000.

Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the eldest son of Barbara Bush and 41st President George H. W. Bush, making him the second American president to have been the son of a former president. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.

After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. In a close and controversial election, Bush was elected President in 2000 as the Republican candidate, defeating Vice President Al Gore in the Electoral College.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "George W. Bush."
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