Last updated on: 11/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

George W. Bush, MBA Biography

Title:
43rd President of the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“I’m going to uphold the law of the land and let the political consequences be what they may. If it costs me politically, it costs me politically… No case is an easy case… I also keep in mind the victims, and the reason I support the death penalty is because it saves lives. That’s why I support it, and the people of my state support it too.”

“Bush Death Penalty Stance Could Be Campaign Issue,” CNN.com, June 23, 2000

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 43rd President of the United States, 2000-present
  • Governor of Texas, 1994-2000
  • Advisor and speechwriter for his father George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign, 1987-1988
  • Ran unsuccessfully for 19th congressional district (West Texas) in 1978
  • Founder and CEO of Arbusto Energy in 1975 (incorporated June 24, 1977) later renamed Bush Exploration
  • F-102 fighter pilot, Texas Air National Guard, 1986-1973
Education:
  • MBA, Harvard Business School, 1975
  • BA, History, Yale University, 1968
Other:
  • Re-elected as Texas Governor with 68.6 percent of the vote, becoming first Texas governor elected to consecutive four-year terms
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?
  2. Does the Death Penalty Deter Crime?