Before he was President: George Walker Bush
Herbert Walker Bush, 1989-1993 WW2 pilot
After serving as a pilot during World War II George Herbert Walker
Bush went to Yale on the G.I. Bill. At Yale Bush was the baseball
team's captain and he had the opportunity to meet
Babe Ruth. Perhaps thanks in part to the
military paying for his college education, Bush still had the
$3,000.00 he had saved up during his military service. After being
turned down by Proctor and Gamble Bush got a entry level clerking
job at a oil drilling company based in Texas and was paid $375.00
Bush, his wife Barbara, and young son moved into a home where they
shared a bathroom with the other tenants. Then 1950 George and
Barbara bought their first home for $7,500.00 in an area nicknamed
Easter Egg Row. The name came from the fact that all the houses
looked so much alike that the owners would paint them bright colors
in order to tell them apart.
William Jefferson Clinton,
1993-2001 lawyer, governor of Arkansas
Both Bill Clinton's biological father and his step father worked as
car salesmen. An excellent student, Clinton did receive one blemish
on his academic record in elementary school. A nun gave him a "D"
grade for his deportment because she believed Clinton did not give
the other students ample opportunity to answer her questions.
George Walker Bush, 2001-2009 oil
executive, sport team owner, governor of Texas
Not quite a star athlete in high school, George Walker Bush created
a stickball league and served as a cheerleader for the school's
football team. In college he liked to party and one night after
drinking too much he laid down on the road and rolled himself home.
Unlike his father, Bush was an average student at school. He
graduated from Yale University with a low C average. Bush and Laura
Welch were married in 1977. He was introduced to Laura, a
schoolteacher and librarian, at a backyard barbecue. He proposed to
her after a three months courtship.