Bush Info
Updated 1/7/16

3. Sep. 1973 to Nov. 8, 1994:

Harvard until his term as Texas Governor

A. 1977-1989

According to MBA Registrar Services at Harvard on 1/8/2016, "George Walker Bush attended Harvard Business School from September 1973 through June 12, 1975 and was awarded a Master in Business Administration degree on June 12, 1975. Please note that we release transcript only with the alum's written permission."

B. 1991-2004


After Harvard, Bush moved back to Texas to start a career in the oil business.


In 1977, Bush founded Arbusto Energy in Midland, Texas, which became Bush Exploration, and merged with Spectrum 7 Energy Corp. in 1984, and with Harken Energy Corp. on Sep. 22, 1986. In November of 1993, Bush resigned from the Board of Harken.


In 1978, he ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Midland,Texas, but lost.


In 1987 through 1988, Bush worked on his father's presidential campaign.


Bush and other investors picked up the Texas Rangers baseball team in the first quarter of 1989.

C. Personal Life: 1976-1981


On Sep. 4, 1976, Bush was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, for drinking and driving, paid a fine and had his driving privileges revoked for a time in that state.


Married Laura Welch on Nov. 5, 1977. Their twin daughters Barbara and Jenna were born on Nov. 25, 1981.

Source documentation to the above:

1. WashingtonPost.com, "Bush Name Helps Fuel Oil Dealings," By George Lardner Jr. and Lois Romano, Jul. 30, 1999 (Accessed 12-10-15)

2. NYT.com, "The 2000 CAMPAIGN: THE 1988 CAMPAIGN; For Bush, Thrill Was in Father's Chase," By Nicholas D. Kristof, Aug. 29, 2000 (Accessed 12-10-15)

3. CNN.com, "George W. Bush Answers Questions about his DUI Arrest in 1976," Nov. 2, 2000 (Accessed 12-10-15)

4. WashingtonPost.com, "Bush Once Pleaded Guilty to DUI," By Laurie Kellman, Nov. 3, 2000 (Accessed 12-10-15)

5. Salon.com, "Bush avoided rehab after DUI," By Jake Tapper, Nov. 5, 2000 (Accessed 12-10-15)

6. Time.com, "George W's Love-Hate Affair with Yale," By James Carney, May 23, 2001 (Accessed 12-10-15)

7. Salon.com, "The United States of oil," By Damien Cave, Nov. 19, 2001 (Accessed 12-10-15)

8. The Center for Public Integrity, "A brief history of Bush, Harken and the SEC," By John Dunbar, Oct. 16, 2002 (Accessed 12-10-15)

9. The Center for Public Integrity, "Right on the money: The George W. Bush profile," By Charles Lewis, Jul. 8, 2003 (Accessed 12-10-15)

10. LATimes.com, "Bush Records Belatedly Released," Oct. 6, 2004 (Accessed 12-10-15)

11. The Dallas Morning News, "Today in Dallas photo history - 1998: Texas Rangers sold to Tom Hicks," Jan. 7, 2013 (Accessed 12-10-15)

12. Biography.com, "Jenna Bush" (Accessed 12-10-15)

13. CNN.com, "George W. Bush Fast Facts," Jul. 11, 2015 (Accessed 12-10-15)

14. History.com, "George W. Bush" (Accessed 12-10-15)

15. George W. Bush Presidential Center, "George W. Bush" (Accessed 12-10-15)

16. PBS.org, Frontline, "Bush Chronology" (Accessed 12-10-15)

17. TheSmokingGun.com, "George W. Bush DUI Arrest Record" (Accessed 12-10-15)

18. Born to Cheat, By Jackson Thoreau (Accessed online book 12-10-15)

19. Test by Fire: The War Presidency of George W. Bush, By Robert Swansbrough (Accessed online book 12-10-15)