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Former president George W. Bush turns 75: a look back(35 images)

Former President George W. Bush, a former governor of Texas whose two-term presidency took place during Sept. 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina, turns 75 on July 6, 2021. Here's a look back at his life through the years.

Texas Gov. George W. Bush, known for his slogan "compassionate conservatism," makes his way through a crowd of supporters during his first day of campaigning for president in New Castle, New Hampshire, on June 14, 1999. Photo by Lee K. Marriner/UPI
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Bush talks to children at Wildehorse Elementary School during a campaign stop in Chesterfield, Mo., on August 22, 2000. Pool Photo by Andrew Cutraro/UPI
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Bush gives thumbs up to supporters after a rally in St. Charles, Mo., on November 2, 2000. The following week was Election Day, which led to weeks of recount in Florida. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
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People gather in Times Square to watch President-elect Bush first address to the nation after Vice President Al Gore conceded the results of the presidental election in New York City on December 13, 2000. Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI
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