Born in New Haven, Conn.
Raised in Midland, Texas, an oil-boom town, and Houston
BA from Yale University 1968, MBA from Harvard University 1975
F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard 1968-73
Founded and led an oil and gas company 1975-87
Married Laura Welch; has twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna
Senior adviser to presidential campaign of father, George Bush, 1988
Part owner and managing director of the Texas Rangers baseball organization. Instrumental in getting a ballpark built in Arlington.
Republican, elected governor of Texas in 1994 and 1998.
Source: National Governors Association and The Almanac of American Politics