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George W. Bush, MBA Biography

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

“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,”, June 23, 2000

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
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
  • MBA, Harvard Business School, 1975
  • BA, History, Yale University, 1968
  • 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?