Governor John Ellis Bush

Governor John Ellis Bush[1]

Male 1953 -    Has more than 100 ancestors and 3 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Ellis Bush 
    Prefix Governor 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Feb 1953  Midland, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I34763  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 

    Father 41st President George Herbert Walker Bush,   b. 12 Jun 1924, Rye, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 2018  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Barbara Pierce,   b. 8 Jun 1925, Rye, Long Island Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 April 2018, Houston, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1945  Rye, Long Island Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F14566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
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    Last Modified 12 Nov 2000 
    Family ID F53311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Prior to moving to Tallahassee in January 1999, Governor Bush and the First Lady were long-time members of Epiphany Catholic Church in Miami.

      Jeb Bush, Florida's 43rd Governor, came to Florida nearly nineteen years ago. In 1981, with only three employees, he helped start a real estate development company called the Codina Group.
      Today, the Miami-based Codina Group is one of the largest, full-service commercial real estate companies in South Florida.
      Governor Bush served as the president and chief operating officer of the small business he helped found. Civic and Political Involvement
      Since his arrival in Florida, Governor Bush has been equally active in civic and political affairs. He served as Florida's Secretary of Commerce under Governor Bob Martinez, promoting Florida's business climate worldwide, and was the Republican nominee for governor in 1994. Furthermore, he has volunteered time to assist the Miami Children's Hospital, the United Way of Dade County and the Dade County Homeless Trust. In 1995, Governor Bush established the Foundation for Florida's Future, a not-for-profit organization that has worked to impact public policy at the grassroots level. It was in his capacity as the chairman of the Foundation that Bush co-founded the Liberty City Charter School with the Urban League of Greater Miami.
      Accomplishments As Governor
      Governor Bush's first priority is creating a world-class educational system in Florida. Governor Bush ardently believes that all children should learn a year's worth of knowledge in a year's worth of time and that no child should be left behind. Passed by the Florida Legislature during its 1999 session, the Bush/Brogan "A+ Plan For Education" will raise standards, increase funding, increase school accountability, improve school safety, and provide opportunity scholarships for children in chronically failing schools.
      Early in his administration, Governor Bush proposed and forcefully advocated the largest tax relief package in Florida history - over $1.2 billion in tax cuts. The 1999 legislature subsequently adopted a $1 billion tax relief package that will provide Florida's families, small businesses and seniors with the long overdue tax relief they deserve. In an innovative and fiscally conservative plan, Governor Bush proposed taking revenue from Florida's settlement with the tobacco industry to create the "Lawton Chiles Tobacco Endowment for Children and Elders." Passed by the legislature during its 1999 session and signed by Governor Bush on May 13, 1999, the endowment will provide a committed source of revenue to fund future human services needs such as the increased needs of Kidcare, the children's health program, and elder aging-in-place programs, such as Community Care for the Elderly.
      On March 31, 1999, Governor Bush followed through on a campaign commitment to sign the "10-20-Life" legislation that will ensure certainty of punishment for violent gun criminals. This law requires that criminals be locked up for 10 years if they commit a violent crime with a gun, 20 years if they fire the gun while committing a violent crime, and 25 years to life if they cause death or bodily injury with a gun during the commission of a violent crime.
      On May 27, 1999, Governor Bush signed the first state budget of his administration. Thanks to the hard work and tremendous leadership of the Florida legislature, Governor Bush's signing of the 1999-2000 state budget made history in its unprecedented commitments to our schools, our working families, our elders, our children, and our neediest residents. Spending on K-12 public schools will increase by $1.4 billion-the largest increase ever. The budget also sets aside over $1 billion in the Lawton Chiles Endowment to provide for future health and human services needs.
      Furthermore, to provide taxpayers with deserved tax relief and to help keep our economy healthy, the budget signed by Governor Bush also provides more than $1 billion in tax cuts, the largest in Florida history.
      While Governor Bush proudly signed the historic 1999-2000 state budget, he also exercised the responsibility of the Governor's line-item veto to eliminate certain spending projects. Governor Bush vetoed items that were not an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars because they did not have statewide impact or were not cost-effective. In doing so, Governor Bush saved Florida taxpayers a record $313 million dollars. As a result of his line-item vetoes, the State of Florida will now have over $2 Billion in reserves to protect our schools and social services against future economic downturns. Following through on an environmental initiative he proposed during his campaign for Governor in 1998, on June 7, 1999, Governor Jeb Bush signed into law the Florida Forever program. Florida Forever will commit $3 billion over the next ten years to preserve and protect Florida's natural environment. Florida Forever places additional emphasis on acquiring, protecting and restoring open spaces, greenways and recreation properties within urban areas; and provides for certain water resources and water supply development projects.
      Through the use of e-mail and the Internet, Governor Bush keeps in touch with the citizens of Florida and has become Florida's most accessible governor. His e-mail address is

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    1. [S517] Genealogien van de presidenten van Amerika, Onbekend.

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