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American politician and former Florida Governor

  • John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American politician.
  • He served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.
  • He was born on February 11, 1953.
  • He is a prominent member of the Bush family. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush
  • He is the younger brother of former President George W. Bush; and the older brother of Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, and Dorothy Bush Koch.
  • He has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the 2016 presidential election.
  • He attended Grady Elementary School in Houston and later at the private Massachusetts boarding school, Phillips Academy Andover.
  • In 1973, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Latin American Studies.
  • He married Columba Garnica Gallo.
  • He began working in an entry level position in the international division of Texas Commerce Bank.
  • In November 1977, he was sent to the Venezuelan capital of Caracas to open a new operation for the bank.
  • In 1998, he defeated the Democratic opponent Lt. Governor Buddy MacKay by over 418,000 votes to become Governor of Florida.

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