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Nov 09, 2011, 09:06 IST | Special Features

Former US President, George W Bush, who's in town for a 'private affair', will fly back to his country tonight. CS brings you some trivia on this 43rd US president (from 2001 to 2009) who started the War on Terror

Former US President, George W Bush, who's in town for a 'private affair', will fly back to his country tonight. CS brings you some trivia on this 43rd US president (from 2001 to 2009) who started the War on Terror:



>> Bush was born on the same day (July 6, 1946) as one of his favourite actors, Sylvester Stallone.

>> He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland, Texas in 1975 and worked in the energy industry until 1986.

>> At a backyard barbeque in 1977, friends introduced him to Laura Welch, a schoolteacher and librarian. Bush proposed to her after a three-month courtship, and they married on November 5 of that year.

>> Prior to his marriage, Bush had multiple episodes of alcohol abuse. He says his wife has had a stabilising effect on his life.

>> He was the first president in over a decade to win the majority of the popular vote (51 per cent). The last presidential nominee to do so was his father, George Bush.

>> He is the first US president to hold an MBA degree.

>> The 9/11 terrorist attacks were a major turning point in Bush's presidency, triggering a global War on Terror.

>> He loves to collect autographed baseballs and owns over 250.

>> Bush is the only US president till date to have multiple African-American cabinet members.

>> He is the only US president to enter office with a felony conviction on his record.

>> In his free time, Bush enjoys playing golf.

>> His 1500-acre Crawford, TX, ranch is named Prairie Chapel.

>> Bush mostly reads 'serious historical non-fiction' for pleasure.

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