Jeb Bush Facts
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.