Bush, John Ellis
1953 - Born on February 11th in Midland Texas. American banker, real estate businessman, and Republican politician.
- He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies.
1974 - Married Columba Garnica Gallo, a native of Mexico on February 23rd.
1980 - Bush moved to Miami, Florida to help form what became a highly successful real estate company.
1984 - He became the chairman of the Dade County Republican Party.
1987 - Governor Bob Martinez appointed him to head the state's commerce department.
1994 - Bush ran for governor against a popular incumbent, Lawton Chiles, losing by a small margin.
1998 - Ran again, successfully campaigning on issues related to public school education, urban renewal, and medicaid funding among other issues.
1999 - Proclaimed as Governor of Florida.
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