George P. Bush Biography

(Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office)

Birthday: April 24, 1976 (Taurus)

Born In: Houston, Texas, United States

George Prescott Bush is an attorney, businessman, and politician. Since 2015, he has been serving as the commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. He is a member of the Republican Party and campaigned for the party's nomination in the 2022 Texas Attorney General election. He was, however, unsuccessful in his attempt. He is a nephew of the 43rd president, George W. Bush, and grandson of the 41st president, George H. W. Bush. Despite being born into a family of politicians, joining politics was not a part of his initial career plans. He attended the University of Texas School of Law, from where he earned a Juris Doctor degree. He then embarked on a successful legal career and practiced corporate and securities law. He later founded St. Augustine Partners, an investment firm. He served in the United States Navy for many years before returning to civilian life. Following his family tradition, he eventually ventured into politics, becoming the commissioner of the Texas General Land Office in early 2015. In this position, he helped thousands of victims of Hurricane Harvey rebuild their homes. He has also done considerable work on political action committees and has been a member of many diplomacy missions.

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Quick Facts

Also Known As: George Prescott Bush

Age: 46 Years, 46 Year Old Males

Family:

father: Jeb Bush

mother: Columba Bush

siblings: John Ellis Bush, Jr., Noelle Bush

Born Country: United States

Political Leaders American Men

Notable Alumni: University Of Texas, Austin, Rice University

U.S. State: Texas

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education: Rice University, University Of Texas At Austin, Gulliver Preparatory School

awards: Joint Service Commendation Medal

Childhood & Early Life

George Prescott Bush was born on April 24, 1976, in Houston, Texas, United States, to Jeb, a businessman and politician, and Columba Bush (née Garnica Gallo). He has one brother and one sister.

His father is the brother of former President George W. Bush and the son of former President George H. W. Bush. His mother is of Mexican origin.

He went to Gulliver Preparatory School in the Miami area. He enrolled at Rice University, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1998.

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Military Career

In March 2007, George P. Bush was selected by the United States Navy Reserve training as an intelligence officer. This recruitment happened through the direct commission officer program, in which applicants in specialized civilian fields can forgo the typical prerequisites of a commission and attend the Direct Commissioned Officer Indoctrination Course (DCOIC).

On the completion of his training, he was commissioned as a Navy Reserve Officer in May 2007. He served for several years, including an 8-month stint in Afghanistan from June 2010 to February 2011. He left the US Navy Reserve as a lieutenant in May 2017.

Political Career

George P. Bush ran for the position of Commissioner of the General Land Office in 2014. He won the election with 61% of the vote and assumed office on January 2, 2015. He was re-elected in 2018. 

In this office, he supervises the working of the Texas General Land Office (GLO), which manages millions of acres of state land. The GLO also oversees the auctions for leases to extract natural gas and oil on those lands.

Under his administration, the GLO took control of the Alamo, a historic Spanish site in San Antonio. Bush managed a remodel of the Alamo, in which a whopping $450 million was spent.

He fired around a hundred land commission employees who had been employed under the previous commissioner, Jerry E. Patterson. The San Antonio Express-News reported that Bush paid almost $1 million in taxpayer funds to bribe the dismissed employees not to file suit against either him or the agency.


He served as the national co-chair of Maverick PAC, a national political action committee, and was a member of several diplomacy missions. He co-founded the Hispanic Republicans of Texas, a political action committee, and also serves on its board.

George P. Bush entered the race for Texas Attorney General in June 2021. He obtained only 32% of the vote in the primary election and was defeated by his opponent, Ken Paxton, who received 68% of the vote.

Major Work

George P. Bush was the Commissioner of the General Land Office (GLO) when Hurricane Harvey struck Texas and Louisiana in August 2017. The hurricane caused catastrophic flooding and destroyed hundreds of thousands of houses, displacing thousands of people. Bush and GLO tirelessly led the housing-related recovery efforts in the wake of the natural disaster and helped more than 60,000 victims rebuild their homes.

Family & Personal Life

George P. Bush fell in love with a classmate named Amanda L. Williams when he was in law school. The couple got married on August 7, 2004, at St. Ann's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. His wife is a media law attorney at Jackson Walker LLP in Texas. They have two sons.

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