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Record Group Number: 000108
Series/Collection Number: .S 2112
Creator: Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Title, Dates: Speech and remark files and recordings, 1999-2006.
Amount: 1.32 gigabytes (ca. 8,838 files, 2,435 folders: Size ca. 1.32 GB (1,424,827,291 bytes); Size on disk ca. 1.34 GB (1,442,930,688 bytes))
Medium Included: Electronic records.
Organization/Arrangement: Parts chronological by year, other parts alphabetical by topic or speaker (e.g. First Lady, Lieutenant Governor).
Terms Governing Use:
Biographical/Historical:     John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, the forty-third Governor of Florida, began his gubernatorial term on January 5, 1999.  In 2003, Bush took the oath of office for his second term, having defeated Democrat Bill McBride for re-election.
    After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Jeb Bush pursued a banking career in Houston, Venezuela and back to Houston.  Bush was convinced to come to Florida from Texas in 1980 by builder Armando Codina.  Prior to being elected Governor, Bush served as president and chief operating officer of the Miami-based Codina Group, a real estate development company, and was active in civic and political affairs.  He established the Foundation for Florida's Future and volunteered to assist the Miami Children's Hospital, the United Negro College Fund of South Florida, the United Way of Dade County, and the Dade County Homeless Trust.  In 1995, he wrote "Profiles in Character," a book profiling 14 of Florida's civic heroes.  Bush served as Florida's Secretary of Commerce under Governor Bob Martinez and he was the Republican nominee for governor in 1994.  He has been married to Columba Garnica Gallo, a native of Leon, Mexico since 1977 and they have three children, George, Noelle and John Ellis, Jr.
Summary:     This series consists of drafts of speeches, remarks, and talking points prepared for the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the First Lady covering the full range of interests and policy concerns of the Bush Administration.  Also included are brief "personal stories" and quotes from other individuals for use as examples to enhance remarks about particular topices, and audio recordings of remarks by the Governor made in informal settings such as such as when walking between offices or upon arrival at the airport ("gaggles").  Among the many topics addressed in these records are education policy; crime and law enforcement; hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery; immigration status of 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez, who survived a November 1999 escape from Cuba in which his mother died; election reform in the wake of the contested Presidential election of 2000; security concerns in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; and the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube and her subsequent death in 2005.
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Electronic Records Access: MS Word and MP3 audio files.
Subject Access Fields: Bush, Jeb
Schiavo, Terri, 1963-2005.
Gonzalez, Elian, 1993-
Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Governors Florida
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
Presidents Election 2000 United States
Civil defense Florida
Terrorism Prevention. Florida
Crime Florida
Education Florida
Hurricane protection Florida
Speeches. aat
Florida Officials and employees
Florida Government
Florida Politics and government 1951-
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