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George Walker Bush was born on July 6, 1946, at Grace-New Haven Hospital (now YaleNew Haven

Hospital) in New Haven, Connecticut,[17] as the first child of George Herbert Walker Bush and his
wife, the former Barbara Pierce. He was raised in Midland and Houston, Texas, with four siblings, Jeb,
Neil, Marvin and Dorothy. Another younger sister, Robin, died from leukemia at the age of three in
1953.[18] His grandfather, Prescott Bush, was a U.S. Senator from Connecticut.[19] His father, George
H.W. Bush, was Ronald Reagan's Vice President from 1981 to 1989 and the 41st U.S. President from
1989 to 1993. Bush has English and some German ancestry, along with more distant Dutch, Welsh,
Irish, French, and Scottish roots.[20]

Education
Bush attended public schools in Midland, Texas, until the family moved to Houston after he had
completed seventh grade. He then spent two years at The Kinkaid School, a prep school in Houston.
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Bush attended high school at Phillips Academy, a boarding school (then all-male) in Andover,
Massachusetts, where he played baseball and was the head cheerleader during his senior year.[22][23]
He attended Yale University from 1964 to 1968, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.
[24] During this time, he was a cheerleader and a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon, serving as the
president of the fraternity during his senior year.[25][26][27] Bush became a member of the Skull and
Bones society as a senior.[28] Bush was a rugby union player and was on Yale's 1st XV.[29] He
characterized himself as an average student.[30] His GPA during his first three years at Yale was 77,
and he had a similar average under a nonnumeric rating system in his final year.[31]
Beginning in the fall of 1973, Bush attended Harvard Business School. He graduated in 1975 with an
MBA degree. He is the only U.S. president to have earned an MBA.[3