His SAT score was 1206 (566 verbal, 640 math).
His 1500-acre Crawford, TX, ranch is named Prairie Chapel.
Since 1932, the fate of the incumbent party has always paralleled the outcome of the final pre-election football game played by the Washington Redskins. In 2004, he became the first presidential candidate to break that pattern, by winning a second term as president despite a Redskins loss.
In the late 1960s attended Yale University along with future Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau and both served on the same dormitory social committee together.
He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland, Texas in 1975 and worked in the energy industry until 1986.
Portrayed by Will Ferrell on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
Calls all regular White House strategy meetings "strategery" meetings in honor of Will Ferrell's portrayal of him on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
He has been portrayed on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) by Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Chris Parnell and Will Forte.
Arrested in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Pled guilty, paid fine, and had driver's license suspended for 30 days.
Quit smoking cigarettes in the 1980s, but continues to smoke occasional cigars.
Twin daughters, Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush, born 25 November 1981.
He was the managing general partner of the Texas Rangers baseball team from 1989-1994.
Is the only serving U.S. President to never have been portrayed on "The Simpsons" (1989). The only exception was when Homer Simpson used a crude cut-out of him to fool his father, ex-President George Bush, in episode "The Simpsons: Two Bad Neighbors (#7.13)" (1996). At the time, he was the Governor of Texas.
According to Karl Rove, his favorite science fiction TV series is "Babylon 5" (1994).
His favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan (1998).
Daughter Barbara Bush is attending Yale University, her father's alma mater. [Fall 2000]
Named Time magazine's "Person of the Year 2000" on 18 December 2000.
His twin daughters have been in trouble with the law in recent months. In October 2000, Barbara Bush tried to use a fake ID to buy alcohol at a bar in New Haven, CT, but was not served and was not arrested. In February 2001, Jenna Bush sent her Secret Service agents to bail her friend out of jail after he had been arrested for underage drinking. In April 2001, Barbara gave her Secret Service agents the slip while on her way to a WWF match in NYC. Also in April 2001, Jenna was cited for underage drinking at an Austin bar and pleaded no contest to the charges. She paid $51.25 in court costs, performed eight hours of community service doing clerical and research work at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, and attended eight hours of alcohol awareness classes. In May 2001 both Barbara and Jenna were cited for alcohol offenses. Barbara pleaded no contest to being a minor in possession of alcohol and was sentenced to probation, eight hours of community service, alcohol awareness classes, and a $100 fine. Jenna pleaded innocent to trying to buy alcohol with a fake ID and will be tried in Austin on July 31, 2001. [June 2001]
Recognized as President-elect of the United States on December 13, 2000, following a concession of Vice President Al Gore, ending over a month of controversy over the result of the election.
Named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001."
His favorite actors are Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stallone. Both attended his first inauguration in 2001.
A statement Bush made in January 2001 referred to the "operating location near Groom Lake", which is the first official recognition of the existence of Area 51.
9th cousin twice removed of John Kerry, his rival in the 2004 election. Both are descended from Edmund Reade (1563-1623).
Was re-elected as President of the United States on Tuesday, November 2, 2004, receiving 59,459,765 votes (51% of the popular vote) and 286 electoral votes to Democratic challenger John Kerry's 55,949,407 votes (48% of the popular vote) and 252 electoral votes. Headed a Republican Party that controlled the White House, Senate and Congress, and also has a majority (28 of 49, with one to-be-announced) of Governors in the U.S. until the 2006 mid-term congressional elections, at which time the Republican party lost control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2004.
Is the first U.S. President to receive an acting nomination and then subsequently the win, from the Razzie Awards. He was nominated for and won Worst Actor in the film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004). Though technically he was not acting in the film, merely playing himself via archive footage.
He is the first president whose actions have prompted the release of a major motion picture (Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)), the launch of an entire radio network (Air America Radio), and the premiere of a television series (Sundance Channel's "The Al Franken Show" (2004)).
Is the only US President to visit the Olympic games outside the United States while in office. He went to the 2008 Games in Beijing, China.
Had both the highest and lowest approval ratings of any president according to Gallup polls. Bush enjoyed a 90 percent approval rating following the 9/11 attacks, but by the end of his presidency his approval ratings were around 25 percent in late 2008 as his presidency was nearing its end.