George P. Bush on running for Texas land commissioner. Reaction to state of Republican Party
Born in Houston, George P. received his undergraduate degree from Rice University. After graduating, he taught history to at-risk students at Homestead High School in Florida’s Miami-Dade Independent School District and created its first speech and debate team that competed statewide. George P. then returned to Texas to work on his uncle George W. Bush’s presidential campaign and, in 2000, attended The University of Texas School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. After his clerkship for federal Judge Sidney Allen Fitzwater, George P. joined one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, as a corporate attorney. He subsequently co-founded Pennybacker Capital LLC, a real estate private equity firm, in 2007. Most recently, George P. founded St. Augustine Partners LLC, a Fort Worth-based investment firm focused on oil and gas transactions and consulting for private businesses.
In 2006, George P. joined the U.S. Naval Reserves through the prestigious Direct Commission Officer program. In 2010, he began an eight-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom under the Special Operations Command. Among other service decorations, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his meritorious service.