Profile of George Prescott Bush

Lawyer / Political Relative
Date Of Birth:
24 April 1976
Place Of Birth:
Best Known As:
The son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush

George Prescott Bush is the eldest of three children of Florida governor Jeb Bush. (He's also the nephew of president George W. Bush and the grandson of president George Bush the elder.) He is often called "George P. Bush." George Prescott Bush campaigned for his uncle during the 2000 presidential campaign; his good looks and Hispanic heritage (his mother, Columba, was born in Mexico) made him a popular figure with younger voters. George P. Bush's speech at the 2000 GOP convention earned him comparisons to another political heir, the late John Kennedy Jr. Bush graduated from Rice University in 1998 and taught high school in Florida before returning to law school at the University of Texas, earning his degree in 2003. He worked for the corporate law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, co-founded a private equity firm, Pennybacker Capital, and then started an energy consulting firm called St. Augustine Partners. George P. Bush also joined the Naval Reserve in 2007 and in 2010 began an eight-month tour of duty in Afghanistan as an intelligence officer, reportedly being given an assumed name to conceal his prominent identity. In 2014 he began his own political career by winning election as Texas Land Commissioner; CBS News called the job "a little-known but powerful post that could lead to higher offices." He took office on 2 January 2015.

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George P. Bush married a law school classmate, Amanda Williams, on 7 August 2004. They have two sons, Prescott Walker (b. 2013) and Jack (b. 2015)… George Prescott Bush (and now his son as well) share a name with his great-grandfather, Prescott Bush… According to an April 18, 2000 article in the New York Times, “In 1988, when he was 12, [George P.] was an unwitting participant in a short-lived hullabaloo about the way his grandfather, then the vice president, introduced him and his two Mexican-American siblings to President Reagan. Vice President Bush affectionately called them ‘the little brown ones.’”