After an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, he announced his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2003. The following year, while still an Illinois state legislator, Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2004 with 70% of the vote. As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, he co-sponsored bipartisan legislation for controlling conventional weapons and for promoting greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
George W. Bush was the forty-third president of the United States, born to America’s forty-first president George Bush and raised in New Haven, Connecticut then moved to Midland, Texas where he spent his early years. He has five siblings, including his sister Pauline who died from leukemia at the age of four. After graduation from Philips Academy in Massachusetts, he attended Yale University, were he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. Upon completing school, he joined the Air National Guard, until being discharged in November 1974. After discharge, George W. Bush then attended graduate school, completing a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.
Born on March 31, 1948, Al Gore was raised by his parents in Carthage, TN. His father was a former U.S. Senator. He graduated from Harvard with honors in government. Gore then attended Vanderbilt law school, and from there enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam.
He received a bachelor's degree in from Yale University in 1968 and then proceeded to go to Harvard Business School where he received is MBA 1975. Governor Bush also served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National Guard from 1968 to 1973. Governor Bush, after serving his state, began his career in oil and gas in Midland in 1975, where he worked until the mid 1980's. From this point, George W. Bush went on to help his father George Bush in Washington to help him win the presidency in 1988. After the win of his father, George W. then went on to gather a group of partners to purchase the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989 and which later built the Ranger's new home, the Ballpark at Arlington.
George Bush also was a member of the Skull and Bones society as a senior at Yale. In the fall of 1973, Bush enrolled in the Harvard Business School, where he earned a Masters degree of Business Administration. He is the only U.S. President to this date to have earned an M.B.A. At a backyard barbecue in 1977 George was introduced to his future wife Laura a school teacher and librarian. Bush proposed to her after only a three-month courtship, and they married on November 5 of 1977, the same year that they met. The pair settled in Midland, Texas George’s childhood town.
Bush stayed in the United States National Guard from 1968-1974. Bush never flew again as an Air National Guard pilot after April 1972. He received an honorable discharge from the Air National Guard in 1973 to attend Harvard Business School (“Texas Air National Guard”, 1972). After Bush’s discharge he changed his lifestyle completely and applied for one of the most prestigious universities in the nation of Yale University. George W. Bush was accepted into the university just as his father, George H.W.
The Presidential Candidates Bush and Gore Albert Gore is the 45th vice president of the United States. He was educated at Harvard University and Vanderbilt University Law school. In 1977, Gore was elected to the office of US representative from Tennessee. After seven years he became the state's US senator. He lost the election in 1988 when running for presidency.
He won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. After Oxford, Juris Doctor Degree from Yale Law school. It was here that he met his wife Hilary Rodham. They wedded in 1975 and were blessed with a daughter, Chelsea in 1980. Political Career In 1978, Bill Clinton was elected Governor of Arkansas.
He attended Harvard University and graduated a year early with honors and moved onto Harvard Law School. He is married and has two children. Associate Justice John Paul Stevens was sworn into the Supreme Court on December 19, 1975 and was nominated by President Gerald Ford. He is the oldest member of the current court and he is the second longest serving Justice. He took the place of Associate Justice William O. Douglas who retired.
After graduating, he then received his bachelors degree in history from Harvard University, which is ranked 2nd in national universities current day, in only three short years. He continued his education for a few more years at law school and passed the bar exam, but did not finish law school with a degree. In 1910, at age 28, was when Franklin Roosevelt first dipped his feet in politics by being elected to New York’s senate as a democrat. Throughout his journey from school to the senate, he married Eleanor Roosevelt, a distant cousin and niece of former president Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Together they had six children, but only five of the six children survived through infancy with Anna the oldest and John the youngest being ten years apart.