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He brought his fathers sterling name degrees from Yale and Harvard some 13000 left in his trust fund and his strongest personal asset an exuberant charm spiked with wisecracks Bush never found much oil in Texas but he slowly found his way He married and fathered twin girls quit drinking began studying Scripture and made his an unsuccessful foray into the family business by running for Congress He learned to court friends and political supporters of his father the vice president And he hooked up with the oil investors who would eventually help him become managing partner of the Texas Rangers baseball team Bush used the Rangers post to cultivate celebrity status and prepare for a gutsy winning challenge to Democratic Gov Ann Richards in 1994 The Rangers deal also made him a multimillionaire George Walker Bush was born July 6 1946 in New Haven Conn where his father already a flying hero of World War II was charging through Yale When he was 2 his parents moved West to chase the oil boom But young George also endured great sorrow at age 7 when his little sister Robin died of leukemia The next child now Florida Gov Jeb Bush was seven years younger Three others followed Neil stung by the SL scandal of the 1980s and now a business consultant Marvin a venture capitalist and Doro wife of a Washington lobbyist and mother of four None seems to have felt the weight of their fathers successes as much as the eldest often called Junior although hes one name short of George Herbert Walker Bush He followed his fathers path to prep school in Andover Mass and then Yale but failed to live up to his legacy in academics or sports Instead hes remembered at Andover for organizing stickball tournaments and lavish pep rallies that brightened an otherwise rigid campus At Yale like his father he was
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