Before he was President: George Walker Bush

George 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 per month.

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. Source

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