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Overview

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

about 1994-2000, bulk 1995-1999,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush Executive Office Speeches Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, about 1994-2000, bulk 1995-1999



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush Executive Office speeches
Dates: about 1994-2000
Dates: bulk 1995-1999
Abstract: Executive Office staff provided support services to Governor George W. Bush as he carried out his duties as governor. Records are gubernatorial and political speeches written for and presented by Texas Governor George W. Bush. Speeches are mainly reading copies that were maintained in the Governor's Executive Office, ranging in date from about 1994 to 2000, with the bulk dating from 1995 to 1999. Included are copies of his state of the state addresses and the 1999 inaugural address.
Quantity: 4.71 cubic ft.
Location: The records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons, upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the Senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 1999 there were 198 full time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Thirteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Administration, Appointments, Budget & Planning, Communications, General Counsel, Legislative, Policy, Scheduling, Criminal Justice Division, Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, Office of Film, Music, Television and Multimedia Industries, Women's Commission, and Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness.

Executive Office staff provided support services to Governor George W. Bush as he carried out his duties as governor. Ofelia Vanden Bosch served as Governor Bush's administrative assistant, handling his in-office schedule and correspondence. Israel Hernandez traveled with the Governor and maintained the speech file. Logan Walters worked as an intern and personal aide and helped maintain the gift log.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 9th and 10th eds., (1996 and 1999); the contents of the records; and versions of the Governor's Office web site during Governor Bush's term available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on March 3, 2009.)

George W. Bush Biographical Sketch

George W. Bush served as governor of Texas from January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000, resigning as governor in the middle of his second term to become president of the United States.

He challenged the incumbent governor, Democrat Ann Richards, running on promises to improve public education and to reform the juvenile justice system, welfare, and the state's tort laws -- the system under which an injured person may sue for damages. During the 74th Legislature in 1995, he worked with the Democrats who controlled both houses of the Texas legislature and managed to get bills passed that dealt with the four issues he had emphasized in his campaign. Bush was seen as pro-business and a consensus-builder.

Bush advocated and signed the two largest tax cuts to date in Texas history, totaling over $3 billion. To pay for the cuts, he sought (unsuccessfully) federal approval of a plan to privatize Texas' social services. Education reform was a priority throughout his terms, with legislation emphasizing local control of schools, higher standards, and a revised curriculum. Controversy has followed, with charter schools mired in financial scandals and protests against one test determining a child's promotion. After winning reelection in 1998, Bush began his bid for the presidency and was not as involved in the 76th Legislature in 1999.

George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He graduated from Andover Academy, and received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's from Harvard Business School. He served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. In 1978, Bush was defeated in a run for the U.S. Congress in West Texas. He was involved in energy exploration from the 1970s into the 1980s. From 1989 until his election as governor, Bush worked with the Texas Rangers baseball organization, leading a group of partners in purchasing the team, and then serving as managing general partner. He married Laura Welch in 1977; they have two daughters.

(Sources include: versions of the Governor's Office website during Governor Bush's term available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.governor.state.tx.us.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Executive Office staff provided support services to Governor George W. Bush as he carried out his duties as governor. Records are gubernatorial and political speeches written for and presented by Texas Governor George W. Bush. Speeches are mainly reading copies that were maintained in the Governor's Executive Office, ranging in date from pre-1994 to 2000, with the bulk dating from 1995 to 1999. Included are copies of his state of the state addresses and the 1999 inaugural address. The 1995 inaugural address is not filed in this series, but can be found in the Press Office series, Speech files, and a videotape copy is located in the Press Office series, Major speech information.

Bush spoke at awards' dinners, bill signings, swearing in ceremonies, Boys' and Girls' State, border governors' conferences, chambers of commerce meetings, commencement ceremonies, conventions, funerals, literacy events, press conferences, and political fund-raisers. Speeches focus on subjects such as education, economic development, appointments, tax relief, adoption, faith-based initiatives, tort reform, literacy programs, juvenile justice reform, limited government, welfare reform, and relationships with Mexico.

Notes included in the gubernatorial speeches detail the event, listing name, date, estimated number of attendees, who introduced or escorted, approximate length of remarks, and whether open or closed to the press. Also included are background information, draft remarks, fact sheets, and suggested talking points; as well as a lesser number of agendas, brochures, humorous anecdotes, press releases, programs, and publications. Bush revised many of his speeches with handwritten notes and annotations. Partial speech lists are included and filed at the end of the records. When the subject of a speech was not apparent from the title, topics were added in brackets.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged chronologically; political speeches are separated beginning in 1996. Several lists of speeches are filed at the end.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Adoption--Texas.
Economic development.
Educational change--Texas.
Juvenile justice, Administration of--Texas.
Literacy--Government policy--Texas.
Fund raising--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Torts--Texas.
Public welfare--Texas.
Political campaigns--Texas.
Community development--Texas--Religious aspects.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Texas--Economic policy.
Document Types:
Speeches--Texas--Governors--about 1994-2000, bulk 1995-1999.
Functions:
Influencing Texas government policy.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Governor George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush's speeches, probably 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999, 4.75 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Press Office, Speech files, 1986, 1989-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 1 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Press Office, First Lady's speech and press files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 6.5 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Governor George W. Bush Executive Office speeches. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2002/151

In December 2000, Governor George W. Bush designated the George Bush Presidential Library as the repository for the records from his tenure as Governor of Texas, under authority of Texas Government Code, Section 441.201. Shortly after he left office, the records were shipped to the Bush Library in College Station, Texas. Texas Attorney General John Cornyn ruled the records are state records subject to the Texas Public Information Act and the management of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission even after transfer to a federal facility (Opinion No. JC-0498, May 3, 2002). In July 2002 the records were transferred from the Bush Library to the Texas State Archives in Austin for preparation for research use. In June 2003, a memorandum of understanding signed by representatives of the National Archives and Records Administration, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and George W. Bush replaced a January 2002 interim memorandum of understanding. The records were moved to the George W. Bush Presidential Library in February 2013.

Processing Information

Sherry Severson, October 2003

Series recreated as a stand-alone finding aid to comply with TARO file size restrictions by Tonia J. Wood, March 2004

Finding aid updated and made DACS compliant by Jessica Tucker and Tonia J. Wood, April 2013

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Executive Office speeches, about 1994-2000, bulk 1995-1999,
4.71 cubic ft.

Box
2002/151-166 1995 Gubernatorial and Political Speeches
Texas Education Agency Conference, February 1, 1995
Testimony before Senate Economic Development Committee (tort reform), February 2, 1995
Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce (tort reform), February 2, 1995
Joint Session (State of the State Address), February 7, 1995
State Board of Education, February 9, 1995
Texas Woman's Alliance 1995 Conference on Legal Issues (tort reform), February 10, 1995
Boy Scouts of Texas (Oath of Service), February 11, 1995
Draft Points for the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce Breakfast Meeting (tort reform), February 16, 1995
HOSTS (Helping One Student To Succeed) Conference, February 17, 1995
"Mr. South Texas" Luncheon, February 18, 1995
Farmers Insurance Legislative Conference (tort reform), February 21, 1995
Texas Game Warden Association 1995 Cook-Off, February 21, 1995
Texas Association of School Boards Reception ("Home Rule" school districts), February 21, 1995
Texas Association of Broadcasters Legislative Day (Governor's four priorities speech), February 22, 1995
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Gathering of Wagons, February 23, 1995
Tour of Brooks Air Force Base-Human Systems Center, February 27, 1995
Texas Public Schools Week-Visit to Ortega Elementary, March 1, 1995
Harris County Lincoln Day Dinner (Governor's four priorities speech), March 2, 1995
Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans Dinner (Governor's four priorities speech), March 2, 1995
Opening of 1995 Season of Texas State Railroad-Palestine and Rusk (Governor's four priorities speech), March 3, 1995
Opening of Hodge Unit of Texas Department of Criminal Justice (adult crime reform policy proposals), March 3, 1995
Texas Independence Day Celebration, March 5, 1995
Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership Reception, March 8, 1995
The Trane Company-Plant Tour and Meeting (tort reform), March 17, 1995
118th Texas and Southwesterns Cattle Raisers Association Annual Convention "Kick-Off" Luncheon, March 20, 1995
Governor's Business Advisory Council Meeting, March 21, 1995
[File contains meeting agenda, mission statement, and handwritten notes]
Texas Legislative Conference at New Braunfels (Governor's four priorities speech), March 24, 1995
River Legacy Foundation Nature Center Banquet, March 24, 1995
Texas Daily Newspaper Association Luncheon (Governor's four priorities speech), March 27, 1995
Read in the Senate Chamber (Concurrent Resolution: Death of Robert E. Johnson), March 30, 1995
[File contains copy of Senate Concurrent Resolution 108]
American Society of Newspaper Editors Texas Celebrities Dinner (Governor's four priorities speech), April 6, 1995
Bluebonnet Ceremony, April 10, 1995
Meet and Greet with Turn Around Taylor Volunteers (announcement of pilot crime fighting program), April 10, 1995
Base Closure Hearings, April 19, 1995
Senate Bill 25 (Punitive Damages) Bill Signing, April 20, 1995
Texas Capitol Rededication Celebration, April 21, 1995
Shots Across Texas Press Conference (children's immunization program), April 24, 1995
Pilgrimage to the Alamo (Program), April 24, 1995
100 Days Luncheon (Governor reviews first 100 days in office), April 26, 1995
Governor's Volunteer Awards Reception, April 26, 1995
National Day of Prayer Breakfast, May 4, 1995
Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, May 11, 1995
[File contains banquet schedule]
Sam Houston State University Commencement, May 14, 1995
Tort Reform Bill Signing, May 18, 1995
Cuatro Caminos-Speeches and Tour of EXPO, May 24, 1995
Texas Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, May 24, 1995
Ceremonial Signing of Senate Bill 31 (Frivolous Lawsuits), May 27, 1995
Los Fresnos High School Commencement, May 27, 1995
Ashley's Laws Bill Signing (11 Bills) (more severe sex offenders' laws), May 29, 1995
Session Review (Talking Points, May 1995?)
Dedication of Governor's F-102 Fighter, June 1, 1995
Signing of House Bill 1433 (Mandatory Supervision), June 1, 1995
St. John's High School Commencement, June 1, 1995
Texas Department of Public Safety Graduation of Class B-94, June 2, 1995
[File contains Texas Department of Public Safety Recruit School Graduation program]
Signing of Senate Bill 440 (Habeus Corpus); Senate Bill 15, House Bill 2162 (Penal Code); and Senate Bill 840 (Drug Free School Zones), June 7, 1995
Texas American Legion Boys State Conference, June 9, 1995
BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) Hearings (Kelly AFB, Laughlin AFB, Carswell AFB), June 10, 1995
Testimony of Governor Bush, BRAC Commission, June 10, 1995
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting (Governor's four priorities speech), June 14, 1995
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State Conference, June 19, 1995
Southern Regional Education Board Conference in Dallas, June 22, 1995
Kick Drugs Out of America, June 22, 1995
Lufkin Luncheon (Governor's four priorities speech), June 23, 1995
[File contains handwritten notes]
Meeting with Kelly Air Force Base Employees with Senator Hutchison, June 26, 1995
"Don't Wreck Your Life" Press Conference (traffic safety), June 27, 1995
Ceremonial Signing of House Bill 2747 University of Houston at Victoria Bonds (revenue bonds), June 29, 1995
[File contains bill analysis form]
Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce, July 21, 1995
Sheriff's Association of Texas Conference, July 25, 1995
Criminal Justice Department Town Hall Meeting, August 10, 1995
El Paso Chamber of Commerce Luncheon (Governor reviews first 140 days in office), August 10, 1995
Announcement of El Paso Quadricentennial Commission, August 11, 1995
[File contains press release background information]
Funeral Services for Mickey Mantle, August 15, 1995
Governor's Economic Adjustment Advisory Council, August 16, 1995
Announcement of Prisoner Work Program in State Parks, August 16, 1995
Patient Protection News Conference (quality health care), August 18, 1995
[File contains handwritten notes]
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, August 23, 1995
[File contains handwritten notes]
Law Enforcement Appreciation Fish Fry at Lake Brownwood, August 24, 1995
Abilene Christian University's Opening Ceremony at the Coliseum, August 28, 1995
Ceremony Honoring Pacific Veterans of World War II (Fredericksburg), September 2, 1995
Juvenile Justice Reform Conference, September 11, 1995
Historical Commission-Award to Mexican Officials, September 12, 1995
19th Annual Governor's Leadership Conference, September 18, 1995
Texas Commission for the Arts License Plates Press Conference, September 25, 1995
[File contains conference script, background information, press event memo, talking points, and Appropriation Facts]
(Dallas Fund-raiser Dinner, September 26, 1995)
Fred Hartman Bridge Opening Ceremony-La Porte, September 27, 1995
Grand Opening of Texas City Community Family Center, September 27, 1995
Marshall Law Enforcement and Firefighters Appreciation Dinner, September 28, 1995
Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards Convention, October 2, 1995
[2 folders]
[File contains convention program]
Eagle Scout Court of Honor at Red Raider Ballroom, Lubbock, October 5, 1995
[File contains handwritten notes]
Press Conference/Swearing in Texas Workforce Commissioners, October 9, 1995
Dallas Foundation of Excellence in Education Luncheon, October 10, 1995
Greater Houston Partnership "State of the State" Luncheon, October 18, 1995
Dallas 3rd Annual Hispanic Leadership Summit, October 23, 1995
[File contains copy of draft remarks for Turn Around Texas grant awards]
Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Dinner (State of the State of Texas speech), October 25, 1995
[File contains a copy of the meeting's program]
Chemical Manufacturers Association, October 30, 1995
Texas Association of Taxpayers Luncheon, November 1, 1995
Houston Fund-raiser Dinner (modified State of the State of Texas speech), November 1, 1995
80 Years of Leadership Laredo Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, November 2, 1995
Monterrey Mexico Teleconference: The Importance of Friendship and Cooperation between Texas and Mexico, November 6, 1995
Associated General Contractors of Texas Membership Luncheon, November 7, 1995
Turn Around Texas Rally (Turn Around Kilgore crime fighting program), November 8, 1995
Texas Parent Teacher Association Convention, November 10, 1995
Investiture of Justice James A. Baker, November 10, 1995
Texas Federation of Republican Women Annual Meeting, November 11, 1995
American Petroleum Institute, November 13, 1995
Phil Gramm for President Campaign - Florida, November 14, 1995
John Connally Excellence in Public Education Awards Dinner, November 14, 1995
Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, November 16, 1995
Transition Oversight Committee on Workforce Development Business Leaders Seminar, November 29, 1995
[File contains handwritten notes]
Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance General Session, December 1, 1995
25th Anniversary of Cooper Aerobics Center Reception, December 1, 1995
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Luncheon, December 4, 1995
[File contains handwritten notes]
Passing of the Gavel from Judge Abbott to Patrick Mizell of the 129th District Court, December 4, 1995
Northeast Texas School Board Association Annual Meeting, December 4, 1995
[File contains briefing memorandum]
Harlingen Community Reception, December 11, 1995
Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet (modified State of the State of Texas speech), December 11, 1995
1996 Gubernatorial Speeches
Samsung Press Conference (welcome to Austin, Texas), January 16, 1996
Barbara Jordan Press Conference (tribute), January 17, 1996
Opening of Murray Prison Unit, January 17, 1996
National Issues Convention (limited government), January 18, 1996
Camp Mabry Press Conference (sell/lease state property), January 22, 1996
Strategic Planning Meeting (goals for state government), January 24, 1996
Swearing In Ceremony of Allan Shivers (Chairman, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission), January 29, 1996
Kingsville Chamber of Commerce Banquet (modified State of the State of Texas speech), January 29, 1996
Texas Distance Learning Association at VTEL Corporation Gallery, January 30, 1996
Texas Education Agency Midwest Conference at Austin Convention Center, January 31, 1996
Reading Initiative at Dick Scobee Elementary, January 31, 1996
Katy Business Promise Celebration Luncheon, February 1, 1996
[File contains tentative agenda and sequence of events]
Reading Initiative at James Bowie Elementary, February 1, 1996
Texas Breakfast Club at Longworth Building, Washington, D.C. (modified Governor's four priorities speech), February 6, 1996
East Texas Bankers Agriculture Conference Luncheon, February 8, 1996
Reading Initiative at Rice Elementary, February 8, 1996
Frazier Elementary School Reading Initiative, February 9, 1996
Boy Scouts Report to State/Youth Delegate Conference, February 10, 1996
Box
2002/151-167 Texas Defense Economic Adjustment Advisory Council Meeting, February 13, 1996
State Board of Education Meeting, February 15, 1996
Cuatro Caminos Conference, February 16, 1996
Texas Sesquicentennial, February 19, 1996
[File contains celebration program]
Swearing-In of the State Board of Education, February 20, 1996
Texas Tourism Unity Dinner, February 20, 1996
Emergency Management Conference (for State and Local Officials), February 21, 1996
Cypress Semiconductor Press Conference (announcing expansion), February 21, 1996
Survey of Fire Damage in Parker and Wise Counties, February 22, 1996
Albany Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet (modified State of the State of Texas speech), February 22, 1996
[File contains banquet program]
YMCA Youth and Government State Conference, February 23, 1996
W. H. Burnett Elementary School Reading Initiative, February 23, 1996
Swearing-In of Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, February 27, 1996
Swearing-In of Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board, February 27, 1996
Reading Initiative at Govalle Elementary (reading/signing of the Texas Writers' Month Proclamation), February 28, 1996
Neuhaus Education Center's Benefit Luncheon, March 5, 1996
Seminar for Appointees, March 6, 1996
Bivins Elementary Reading Initiative, March 7, 1996
Tax Press Conference, March 19, 1996
[File contains handwritten notes]
Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Luncheon, March 22, 1996
Tejano Music Awards, March 23, 1996
Texas A&M Memorial Student Center Political Forum, April 2, 1996
Texas Workforce Commission Chief Elected Officers Meeting, April 3, 1996
Dedication of Alvin Senior Citizen Center, April 4, 1996
Robinson Kindergarten School Reading Initiative, April 4, 1996
Schreiner College Distinguished Speakers Series ("We Need a Renewal of Spirit in the Country"), April 10, 1996
Dedication of Nuevo Leon Project (water treatment plant, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico), April 17, 1996
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Pepperdine University Commencement, April 19, 1996
Gridiron Show (Press Club of Dallas), April 20, 1996
Bridge Academy for Learning Open House, April 23, 1996
Fort Hood Community Luncheon (BRAC decision), April 24, 1996
Organ Donor Week Press Conference, April 25, 1996
Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas, April 26, 1996
Governor's Business Council Reading Summit, April 26, 1996
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, A Celebration of Reading, April 27, 1996
Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence, April 30, 1996
Dallas Salvation Army 106th Annual Meeting and Luncheon, May 2, 1996
Houston Police Department Second Annual Positive Interaction Program Awards Banquet, May 7, 1996
Stephen F. Austin State University Spring Commencement, May 11, 1996
Rotary Club of Waco Meeting (limited government works), May 13, 1996
Olympic Torch Presentation to the People of Texas, May 13, 1996
Governor's Conference on Small Business, May 16, 1996
The University of Texas at Austin Spring Commencement, May 18, 1996
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Banquet (limited government works), May 21, 1996
Adoption Initiative, May 22, 1996
Boat Safety Campaign Kickoff, May 23, 1996
Citizen's Committee Meeting on Property Tax Relief, May 24, 1996
[File contains copy of the Citizens' Committee on Property Tax Relief's Oath of Office]
Mission Award for Barbara Bush (St. Edward's University), May 24, 1996
Welfare Reform Press Conference-Media Unveiling of Personal Responsibility Agreement, May 29, 1996
[File contains copy of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children's Personal Responsibility Agreement]
Drought Press Conference with TNRCC (Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission) and Water Board, May 30, 1996
El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony, May 31, 1996
Montwood High School Commencement, May 31, 1996
Welfare Reform/Personal Responsibility Press Conference, June 3, 1996
TIPRO [Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association] 50th Anniversary Membership Luncheon (energy regulation), June 3, 1996
[File contains notes on natural gas transportation in Texas]
Welfare-to-Work Program, Signing of Personal Agreement, Observation of WorkFirst Class, and News Conference, June 4, 1996
[File contains copy of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children's Personal Responsibility Agreement]
News Conference with Commissioner Mike Moses and Attorney General Dan Morales (education reform efforts), June 7, 1996
Boys' State, June 7, 1996
Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony, June 10, 1996
Mexico-U.S. Business Committee Luncheon, June 10, 1996
Governor's Advisory Task Force on Faith-Based Community Service Group Meeting, June 11, 1996
FUGINET (Fugitive Apprehension Program) News Conference, June 11, 1996
[File contains press release]
Community Worship Service-A New Beginning, June 16, 1996
Girls' State, June 17, 1996
Personal Responsibility Agreement Signing News Conference (Lufkin), June 17, 1996
Personal Responsibility Agreement Signing News Conference (Waco), June 18, 1996
Heart O' Texas Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, June 18, 1996
Anti-Defamation League Jurisprudence Award Luncheon, June 25, 1996
[File contains luncheon program]
Peppermint Place Tribute Taping for WFAA (Channel 8, Dallas/Fort Worth), June 25, 1996
Texas Gang Investigator's Association Luncheon, June 26, 1996
Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Banquet (modified State of the State of Texas speech), June 26, 1996
Houston Area Reading Summit, June 27, 1996
Education Commission of the States Luncheon, July 1, 1996
County and District Clerks' Association of Texas Opening Session, July 1, 1996
First Lady's Literacy Initiative Press Conference, July 9, 1996
Association of Texas Electric Cooperatives Annual Meeting, August 6, 1996
"Turning the Page" Kickoff Meeting (Texas Reading Initiative), August 29, 1996
Adoption Speech, August 1996
1996 Japan-U.S. Southern Conference Opening Reception, September 4, 1996
Sun and Star 1996 VIP Dinner (festival celebrating Japanese culture), September 6, 1996
[File contains handwritten notes]
Ceremony to Retire Nolan Ryan's Number, September 15, 1996
Texas Technology Summit, September 18, 1996
Citizen's Committee on Property Tax Relief, September 20, 1996
[File contains handwritten notes]
Texas District and County Attorneys Association Criminal Law Update, September 25, 1996
Abilene Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet (modified first 140 days in office speech), September 26, 1996
[File contains handwritten notes]
Video Conference-North Texas Telecommunications Conference on Business, Industry, and Economic Development, September 27, 1996
Rio Grande Valley Reading Summit, October 21, 1996
Dedication of the Pam Lychner State Jail Facility, October 22, 1996
"Commitment to the Vision" Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church Congregation Banquet ("A Charge to Keep" speech), November 3, 1996
"Elect to Read" Assembly Cedar Creek Elementary School, November 5, 1996
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children's 75th Birthday, November 7, 1996
Texas Business and Education Coalition VIP Briefing, November 12, 1996
Announcement of Governor's Initiative to Promote Adoption (Press Conference, Houston), November 14, 1996
[File contains Report of the Governor's Committee to Promote Adoption, September 1996]
Announcement of Governor's Initiative to Promote Adoption (San Antonio), November 15, 1996
[File contains Report of the Governor's Committee to Promote Adoption, September 1996]
Governor's Reading Summit, San Antonio Municipal Plaza Building, November 18, 1996
[File contains Spotlight On Reading brochure]
Governor's Reading Summit, Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, November 19, 1996
Dedication of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, November 19, 1996
Governor's Reading Summit, Hangar Museum, Midland, Texas, December 3, 1996
[File contains Texas Assessment of Academic Skills spreadsheet]
"America's Smithsonian" Gala (Smithsonian's 150th Birthday Exhibit), December 5, 1996
Rio Grande Valley Honor Student Banquet, December 10, 1996
Governor's Adoption Press Conference, December 11, 1996
[File contains information sheet from Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Report of the Governor's Committee to Promote Adoption, September 1996]
Lighting of the Capitol Grounds Trees, December 16, 1996
[File contains Agenda for Capitol Grounds Lighting and Great Walk Opening]
Announcement Faith-Based Task Force Report, Christian Assistance Ministry, December 17, 1996
[File contains Task Force Q&A handout]
1997 Gubernatorial Speeches
Governor's Science and Technology Council, January 8, 1997
National Association of Home Builders, January 24, 1997
State of the State Address, January 28, 1997
[2 folders]
[Folder #2 contains Faith in Action: A New Vision for Church-State Cooperation in Texas, December 1996]
Texas Education Agency 1997 Midwinter Conference, January 29, 1997
[Texas Lyceum and Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce Joint Luncheon (property taxes), January 29, 1997]
[This speech was found in the folder containing the Texas Woman's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony speech, January 30, 1997]
Texas Woman's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, January 30, 1997
Criminal Justice Ministry Conference, February 7, 1997
Texas Classroom Teachers Association Annual Convention, February 7, 1997
Boy Scouts' Report to the State, February 8, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes]
Texas Legislative Prayer Breakfast, February 13, 1997
Texas Police Chief's Association, February 18, 1997
Mr. South Texas Luncheon (Governor Bush 1997 award recipient), February 22, 1997
Adoption Bill Press Conference, March 6, 1997
Re-dedication of the Texas State Cemetery, March 6, 1997
Faith Based Bill Press Conference, March 11, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes]
Texas National Guard, March 22, 1997
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2002/151-168 Orange County Business Council (five business principles speech), April 4, 1997
Just for the Kids, John B. Connally Excellence in Public Education Award Reception, April 10, 1997
Reach Out and Read Press Conference, April 23, 1997
Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, April 29, 1997
Texas Association of Student Council's 61st Annual Conference, May 2, 1997
Dallas Area Reading Summit, May 2, 1997
Electric Deregulation Press Conference, May 5, 1997
Holocaust Proclamation Signing, May 6, 1997
Texas Tech University Commencement, May 10, 1997
Celebration of Reading, May 10, 1997
Peace Officers' Memorial, Austin, May 12, 1997
Breast Cancer Awareness Bill Signing, Senate Bill 217, May 14, 1997
Slot Machine Press Conference, May 16, 1997
No Greater Love/Proud to Remember Press Conference (Veterans' remembrance candle lighting ceremony), May 20, 1997
Press Conference [tax relief issues], May 24, 1997
"Read to Succeed" License Plate Bill Signing, House Bill 107, May 28, 1997
Lions Club of Texas Convention (faith-based community service), May 30, 1997
Bellville High School Commencement, May 31, 1997
Billion Dollar Tax Cut Bill Signing (House Bill 4, House Joint Resolution 4), June 4, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes]
American Legion Boys State, June 4, 1997
Tennessee Republican Party Statesman's Dinner, June 7, 1997
Girl Scouts of Texas Gold Award Ceremony, June 9, 1997
Graffiti Bill Signing Ceremony (Senate Bill 758), June 9, 1997
Adoption Bill Signing Ceremony (Senate Bill 34, House Bill 1091, House Bill 1826), June 11, 1997
Faith Based Bill Signing Ceremony (House Bill 21, House Bill 2481, House Bill 2482, Senate Concurrent Resolution 44), June 12, 1997
Bill Signing Ceremony-University of Texas at Tyler (House Bill 1795) (allows downward expansion of UT-Tyler), June 13, 1997
Crime Bills Signing-Dallas (House Bill 156, Senate Bill 46, Senate Bill 51, Senate Bill 381, Senate Bill 875, Senate Bill 1232), June 13, 1997
Teen Smoking Bill (Senate Bill 55), Cigarroa Middle School, June 16, 1997
Unfunded Mandates Bill Signing (House Bill 66), Cigarroa Middle School, June 16, 1997
Border D.W.I. Bill (House Bill 870), U.S. Customs Office, Hidalgo, Texas ("Joey's Law"), June 16, 1997
Valley Medical Center Bill Signing (Senate Bill 606) (regional academic health center established by University of Texas Systems), June 16, 1997
Signing of Senate Bill 588 (automatic admission of top 10% graduating high school students to Texas universities), June 16, 1997
Southern Baptist Convention, Dallas, Texas (faith-based community service), June 17, 1997
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Charter Schools Bill Signing (House Bill 318), June 17, 1997
National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Houston, Texas (faith-based community service), June 17, 1997
Ceremonial Bill Signing of House Bill 1 (appropriations), June 20, 1997
Texas Bluebonnet Girls State, June 23, 1997
Ceremonial Bill Signing of Senate Bill 1 (water bill), July 8, 1997
Dedication of the Power Center's Jesse H. Jones Ballroom, Houston, Texas (faith-based community service), July 8, 1997
82nd Annual Convention of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association, July 18, 1997
National Organization of Victim Assistance, August 18, 1997
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
George Bush School of Government and Public Service Dedication (Texas A&M University), September 10, 1997
The Texas Challenge (volunteerism), September 23, 1997
Texas District and County Attorneys Association's 1997 Annual Criminal and Civil Law Update, September 25, 1997
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Texas State Foster Parents Annual Training Conference, September 26, 1997
1997 Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards Joint Annual Conference, September 28, 1997
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, October 3, 1997
Dedication of Center for Academic and Reading Skills, Houston, Texas, October 10, 1997
Central Dallas Urban Ministries Prayer Breakfast, October 22, 1997
County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas 75th Annual Conference, October 22, 1997
Dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, November 6, 1997
Veteran's Day, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, November 11, 1997
Thanks-Giving Square Texas Monolith Dedication, Dallas, Texas, November 11, 1997
Appointments Seminar, November 17, 1997
Texas Cattle Feeders Association 1997 Annual Convention, November 17, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes]
Chemical Manufacturers Association Chemical Industry Conference, November 18, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes]
Clean Air Responsibility Press Conference, November 18, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes on Port of Houston Authority]
Press Conference - Tony Garza Resigning as Secretary of State, November 24, 1997
Texas Farm Bureau Annual Conference, December 1, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes]
Texas Department on Aging's Governor's Conference on Aging, December 1, 1997
Swearing in of Al Gonzales (as Secretary of State), December 2, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes]
Press Conference Announcing Al Gonzales as the New Secretary of State, December 2, 1997
Tree of Angels Dedication, December 4, 1997
1998 Gubernatorial Speeches
Social Promotion Press Conference, January 14, 1998
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting (limited central government), January 15, 1998
[2 folders]
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Alamo Area Good Scout Award Dinner (Governor Bush 1998 award recipient), January 15, 1998
Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Dinner (Governor Bush presented with Excellence for Business Award), January 23, 1998
Board of Governors' Award Tribute Dinner (Little Joe Hernandez 1998 award recipient), January 26, 1998
Texas Education Agency Administrators Midwinter Conference, January 27, 1998
[File contains copy of Estimated Fiscal Impact of the Governor's Proposal to End Social Promotion]
Karla Faye Tucker News Conference (Governor's statement regarding Tucker's execution), February 3, 1998
Press Conference/Reception at the Sam Rayburn House (Governor Bush presents grant award), February 3, 1998
Tobacco Settlement-Challenge of Attorney Fees News Conference, February 5, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes]
YMCA Texas Youth and Government, February 6, 1998
Boy Scouts of America Report to the State, February 7, 1998
"Congratulations On Your New Baby" Card/Hallmark Card Immunization Announcement (Houston and Harlingen), February 12, 1998
[File contains two versions of speech]
Garland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, February 18, 1998
Deaf Smith County Chamber of Commerce Banquet (showcase of children's letters to Governor Bush), February 20, 1998
Texas Parks and Wildlife 75th Anniversary Kick-Off, February 26, 1998
Eagle Pass International Bridge II Ground Breaking, February 26, 1998
Brookwood Community Volunteer Luncheon, March 4, 1998
1998 Border Texan of the Year (Governor Bush 1998 award recipient), March 6, 1998
Texas Tech Telemedicine and Nursing Home Agreement Press Conference, March 12, 1998
University of Texas-San Antonio Health Sciences Center 25th Anniversary Luncheon, March 16, 1998
[File contains copy of luncheon program and handwritten notes]
McLennan County Collaborative Abstinence Project Kick-Off, March 16, 1998
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Groundbreaking of Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, March 17, 1998
Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet (showcase of children's letters to Governor Bush), March 17, 1998
Texas Daily Newspaper Association Breakfast Honoring Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, March 23, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes]
Clean Air Responsibility Enterprise Press Conference, March 31, 1998
National Center for Policy Analysis, Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series (five management principles speech), March 31, 1998
Caldwell County 150th Birthday Celebration, April 4, 1998
Twanna M. Powell Lecture Series (legacy of freedom speech), April 6, 1998
Unveiling of the Texas Science and Technology Report, April 7, 1998
Tyler-Longview Area Reading Symposium, April 9, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes]
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Land Steward Awards Dinner, April 15, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes]
Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet (showcase of children's letter to Governor Bush), April 16, 1998
Crime Victims Rights Week Press Conference, April 20, 1998
Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, April 20, 1998
Newspaper Association of America 1998 Annual Conference (five "systematic habits of effectiveness" speech), April 21, 1998
El Paso Quadricentennial, April 25, 1998
Texas Association of Student Councils Annual Conference, April 30, 1998
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Old Blanco County Courthouse Rededication, May 1, 1998
Texas Environmental Excellence Awards, May 6, 1998
Dedication of Stars to Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, May 7, 1998
1998 Texas Challenge State Summit, May 8, 1998
1998 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 11, 1998
University of Texas-El Paso 100th Commencement Ceremony, May 15, 1998
Texas A&M College Station Commencement, May 16, 1998
Box
2002/151-169 Baylor University Commencement, May 16, 1998
"Missing Kids/100,000 Initiative" Press Conference (Texas joins forces with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children), May 18, 1998
International Mass Retail Association Annual Convention, May 19, 1998
[The Senator John McCain Western Barbecue speech, April 25, 1998 was found in this folder]
Plano Senior High School Graduation Commencement, May 26, 1998
Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Press Conference, May 28, 1998
Mission High School Graduation Commencement, May 29, 1998
Texas Hospital Association 69th Annual Conference and Expo, June 2, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes]
Texas Rangers 175th Anniversary, June 6, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes]
Oak Cliff Fellowship's 22nd Church Anniversary, June 7, 1998
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
News Conference on Drought, June 8, 1998
American Legion Boys State, June 8, 1998
Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association Summer Conference, June 10, 1998
Hydrilla Harvester Demonstration, June 11, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes]
Texas Bluebonnet Girls State Inauguration, June 15, 1998
Texas Gang Investigators Association Training Conference, June 24, 1998
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
16th Annual Border Governors' Conference, June 25, 1998
16th Annual Border Governors' Conference Plenary Session, June 26, 1998
Henry Lee Lucas Press Conference (Governor's statement regarding commutation of death sentence), June 26, 1998
LULAC [League of United Latin American Citizens] National Convention, July 1, 1998
July 4th Celebration Aboard the U.S.S. Lexington, July 4, 1998
Sheriff's Association of Texas 120th Annual Training Conference, July 13, 1998
Texas FFA (Future Farmers of America) State Convention, July 15, 1998
Manos de Christo Back-to-School Clothes Closet, July 21, 1998
Press Conference on Drought Conditions, July 23, 1998
Thanking Firefighters who helped with the fires in Texas (Waco and Round Rock) and Announcing Project Haylift, August 13, 1998
Press Conference on Major Budget/Tax Cut Initiative, September 3, 1998
DNA Database Press Conference (DNA testing of convicted sex offenders), September 9, 1998
17th Congress of the World Energy Council Farewell Dinner, September 17, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes, a list of humorous anecdotes, and a partial listing of the conference's key points]
Third General Session of the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards Convention, September 28, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes]
Welfare-to-Work Press Conference at Goodwill, Inc., of Fort Worth, October 1, 1998
Welfare News Conference, October 8, 1998
Barbara Bush Middle School Dedication, San Antonio, October 26, 1998
Election Night Speech, November 3, 1998
Houston Salutes American Heroes Luncheon (honoring Senator John Glenn and the space shuttle Discovery crew), November 11, 1998
Announcement of Al Gonzales as Supreme Court Justice, November 12, 1998
Celebration of Reading Reception, November 16, 1998
McKinney Education Foundation, McKinney, Texas, November 16, 1998
Press Conference following travel to Israel, December 3, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes and travel itinerary]
Adoption Press Conference, December 7, 1998
1998 Council of State Governments Annual Meeting and State Leadership Forum, December 7, 1998
[File contains handwritten notes and a partial meeting agenda]
Welfare Press Conference and Joseph Stanley Faulder Death Penalty Case, December 9, 1998
1999 Gubernatorial Speeches
Nolan Ryan Press Conference (voted into Baseball Hall of Fame), January 5, 1999
Tony Garza Swearing-In Ceremony (Texas Railroad Commissioner), January 7, 1999
Susan Combs Swearing-In Ceremony (Texas Commissioner of Agriculture), January 8, 1999
[File contains copy of Oath of Office]
Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act News Conference (House Bill 601), January 11, 1999
John Cornyn Swearing-In Ceremony (Texas Attorney General), January 13, 1999
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Al Gonzales Swearing-In Ceremony (Texas Supreme Court Justice), January 14, 1999
Martin Luther King Day Celebration, January 18, 1999
[File contains background information and suggested talking points]
1999 Inaugural Address/Oath of Office Ceremony, January 19, 1999
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
1999 Inaugural Address, January 19, 1999
[First four pages of speech removed for Fathers and Sons exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum]
Social Promotion Press Conference, January 25, 1999
State of the State Address, January 27, 1999
1999 Legislative Budget Proposal Press Conference, January 28, 1999
Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce (TABCC), February 3, 1999
[File contains handwritten notes, TABCC background information, and suggested talking points]
Boy Scouts Report to the State, February 6, 1999
Swearing in of Elton Bomer as Secretary of State, February 9, 1999
Military Appreciation Day, February 16, 1999
Property Tax Cut Stump Speech, ca. February 1999
Faith, Family, and Freedom Conference at Great Hills Baptist Church, March 1, 1999
Texas Women's Hall of Fame Dinner, March 4, 1999
Second Baptist Church Worship Service, March 6-7, 1999
Drought Press Conference, March 11, 1999
Texas Daily Newspaper Association Annual Convention, March 22, 1999
Kosovo Press Briefing (Governor's statement regarding NATO air strikes over Kosovo), March 24, 1999
Governor's Conference on Right Choices for Youth, March 31, 1999
Texas Charter School Conference, April 7, 1999
[File contains handwritten notes; speech revised by Governor Bush]
EuroTex Conference, April 15, 1999
Texas Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedication, April 16, 1999
True Love Waits Rally (students commitment to sexual abstinence until marriage), April 24, 1999
Dedication of the Hill County Courthouse (and tribute to Bob Bullock), April 24, 1999
Remarks from Community (Town Hall) Meeting in Wimberley, Texas (regarding Wimberley students arrested for plotting to attack their school), April 25, 1999
Dedication of the Laura Bush Promenade at Southern Methodist University, April 27, 1999
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Texas Department of Public Safety Police Memorial Service, May 11, 1999
Governor's Volunteer Award Ceremony, May 12, 1999
Southern Methodist University Commencement, May 15, 1999
Austin College's Sesquicentennial Commencement, May 16, 1999
Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, May 26, 1999
Nacogdoches High School Commencement, May 28, 1999
Brazosport High School Commencement, May 29, 1999
Dedication of the Medal of Honor Monument, May 31, 1999
Post Legislative Session Press Conference (state budget), June 1, 1999
[File contains handwritten notes and a copy of the Budget Highlights for the 2000-01 Biennium]
Statement from Governor George W. Bush regarding the death of Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, June 18, 1999
Bob Bullock Eulogy, [June 20, 1999]
2000 Gubernatorial Speeches
Memorial Day Remarks, Killeen, Texas, May 29, 2000
[ca. 1994], 1996-1999 Political Speeches
Highland Park Graduation Speech (Highland Park, Texas, ca. 1994)
(Arizona Political Speech, Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona, January 13, 1996)
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Road to the White House Reception (Albuquerque, New Mexico), January 23, 1996
[File contains handwritten notes and a copy of Governor Bush's Arizona speech]
Representative Arlene Wohlgemuth Dinner (Cleburne, Texas), January 25, 1996
Montgomery County (Republican Party) Lincoln Day Reception (Conroe, Texas), February 1, 1996
[File contains a copy of the reception program]
Nacogdoches County (Republican Party) Lincoln Day Dinner (Nacogdoches, Texas), February 8, 1996
Collin County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner (South Fork Ranch, Parker, Texas), February 9, 1996
Bexar County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner at San Antonio Riverwalk (San Antonio, Texas), February 13, 1996
Wichita County (Republican Party) Lincoln Day Reception (Wichita Falls, Texas), February 22, 1996
Kaufman County (Republican Party) Lincoln Day Dinner (Kaufman, Texas), February 23, 1996
15th Annual Michigan Senate Republican Dinner (Detroit, Michigan), February 26, 1996
Blank Political Speech (Lincoln Day), [February or March, 1996]
Lincoln Day Political Stump Speech, [February or March, 1996]
McLennan County (Republican Party) Lincoln Day Dinner (Waco, Texas), March 4, 1996
Endorsement for Senator Robert Dole at the Mansion (Austin, Texas), March 6, 1996
Amarillo (Potter/Randall County Republican Party) Lincoln Day Dinner (Amarillo, Texas), March 7, 1996
California Republican Party Breakfast (Los Angeles, California), April 19, 1996
Republican Party of Texas State Convention (San Antonio, Texas), June 21, 1996
Leadership '96 Rallies Dole for President, August 20-21, 1996
[Speech sites: Austin, Temple, Nacogdoches, Marshall, Longview, Texarkana, and Fort Worth, Texas]
Dole for President Rally with Mrs. Dole (Houston, Texas), August 24, 1996
[File contains a biographical sketch of Elizabeth Dole]
Michigan Chamber of Commerce Luncheon (Detroit) (Bob Dole for President campaign speech), October 23, 1996
Bob Dole Rally, October/November, 1996
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Republican Party Silver Elephant Dinner (Columbia, South Carolina), February 28, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes]
Broward County (Republican Party) Lincoln Day Dinner (Davie, Florida), March 8, 1997
Billy Graham Crusade (San Antonio, Texas), April 3, 1997
California Republican Party Presentation of the Ronald Reagan Freedom Fighter Award (Ontario, California), April 4, 1997
Box
2002/151-170 Rotary Club - Large Club Conference (Houston, Texas), April 10, 1997
(Senator John McCain Western Barbecue, Scottsdale, Arizona, (modified legacy of freedom speech), April 25, 1998)
[This speech was found in the folder containing the International Mass Retail Association Annual Convention speech, May 19, 1998]
Party Switching Press Conference (Austin, Texas), June 12, 1997
[Remarks missing from file]
(Dallas County GOP Dinner, Dallas, Texas, June 12, 1997)
Midwest Republican Leadership Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, August 23, 1997
Greater Houston Council of Federated Republican Women; Texas Asian Republican Caucus 1997 Statesman of the Year Award (Houston, Texas), September 3, 1997
Introduction given by Earle Nye (CEO, Texas Utilities Company), Dallas Fund-raiser, October 7, 1997
Dallas Fund-raiser, October 7, 1997
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Texas Federation of Republican Women (Lubbock, Texas), October 18, 1997
[File contains copies of several pages from Governor Bush's Dallas Fund-raiser speech, October 7, 1997]
East Texas Gala Dinner (Tyler, Texas), October 23, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes and a copy of the Gala Dinner program]
Dan Lungren for Governor Dinner (Los Angeles, California), November 3, 1997
[Speech revised by Governor Bush. File contains a biographical sketch of Johnny Grant, ceremonial mayor of Hollywood, and background information on former California Governor Pete Wilson]
Governor's Dinner (Houston, Texas), November 18, 1997
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Governor's Welcome Home Rally (Midland, Texas), December 3, 1997
[Governor Bush declares his run for re-election and begins announcement tour through Texas]
Announcement Tour, December 3-11, 1997
[File contains handwritten notes]
Fund-raising speech used multiple times, [ca. 1997]
[File contains handwritten notes]
Alfalfa Club Dinner (Washington, D.C.), January 31, 1998
Republican Party Primary Night Celebration (Austin, Texas), March 10, 1998
Press Conference with Representative Rob Junell endorsing Governor Bush (San Angelo, Texas), March 12, 1998
National Federation of Independent Business Meeting (Austin, Texas), March 27, 1998
Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club (Los Angeles, California), April 23, 1998
1998 Republican Party of Texas State Convention (Fort Worth, Texas), June 12, 1998
Texas Classroom Teachers Association Annual Leadership Conference (Austin, Texas), July 9, 1998
Association of Texas Professional Educators Summer Workshop (Austin, Texas), July 17, 1998
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Texas Public Employees Association (Lubbock, Texas), August 14, 1998
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Right Choices (Lone Star Leaders-Children's Initiatives) Press Conference (Dallas, Texas), August 17, 1998
[Speech revised by staff and Governor Bush]
Right Choices (Lone Star Leaders-Children's Initiatives) Press Conference (Harlingen, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio), August 20, 1998
[File contains three versions of speech]
Houston Right Choices (Lone Star Leaders-Children's Initiatives) Press Conference [Houston, Texas], August 24, 1998
Veterans of Foreign Wars 99th National Convention (San Antonio, Texas), August 31, 1998
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Juvenile Justice (Spotlight Program) Press Conference (San Antonio), August 31, 1998
The International Home Builders Show (Dallas, Texas), January 15, 1999
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Statement of Governor George W. Bush, Texas Media Briefing-Presidential Exploratory Committee (Austin, Texas), March 2, 1999
Milestones and Miracles (Revised) (President and Mrs. Bush's birthday celebration benefiting the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas), June 10, 1999
[File contains two different speeches for event]
"The Duty of Hope," Draft #11 (Front Porch Alliance, Faith-based Initiative, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 22, 1999)
National Urban League-Houston, Draft #3 (Faith-based Initiative, August 8, 1999)
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
Defense Speech: "A Period of Consequences," Draft #17 (The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, September 23, 1999)
Stump Speech/High Tech, California, September 30, (1999)
Christian Coalition Introduction (Road to Victory Conference, Washington, D.C., October 1, 1999)
[Speech revised by Governor Bush]
"A Culture of Achievement," Draft #7 ("The Future of Educational Reform," Manhattan Institute Forum, New York, New York, October 5, 1999)
National Federation of Republican Women Stump Speech/Short Version (Seattle, Washington), October 15, 1999
(High Tech Speech, Phoenix, Arizona, October 18, 1999)
Education III, Draft #8 (Gorham, New Hampshire, November 2, 1999)
[Governor Bush's speech as guest speaker at the quarterly meeting, Northern White Mountain Chamber of Commerce, Gorham, New Hampshire]
Pickens Courthouse Remarks (Pickens County Courthouse, Pickens, South Carolina), November 9, [1999]
(Veteran's Day Speech, Clinton Township, Michigan, November 11, 1999)
[This speech is a revised version of another speech entitled: Association of the United States Dinner, Manchester, New Hampshire, November 10]
Speech lists,
Speech list, 1994-2000
[Incomplete record of speeches listed in reverse chronological order]
Israel's Speech file, 1995
Speeches, 1996
Political speeches, 1996-1997
Speeches, 1997

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