(CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.
Personal: Birth date: February 11, 1953
Birth place: Midland, Texas
Birth name: John Ellis Bush
Father: George H.W. Bush, former president of the United States
Mother: Barbara (Pierce) Bush
Marriage: Columba (Garnica Gallo) Bush (February 23, 1974-present)
Children: John Ellis, "Jeb" Jr., 1983; Noelle Lucilla, 1977; George Prescott, 1976
Education: University of Texas, Latin American Studies, B.A.
Religion: Catholic (converted - was Episcopalian)
Other Facts: Speaks fluent Spanish.
Known for his Florida education reform: introducing a school voucher program, supporting charter schools, implementing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), and banning using race as a factor in university admissions.
Timeline: 1980 - Moves to Florida and begins working in real estate development.
1987-1988 - Florida Commerce Secretary.
1988 - Resigns as commerce secretary to help his father George H.W. Bush with his presidential campaign.
1989-1993 - Father George H.W. Bush is president.
1994 - Loses the gubernatorial race to Governor Lawton Chiles (D-FL).
1995-present - Founder & Chairman of the Foundation for Florida's Future.
January 5, 1999-January 2, 2007 - Republican Governor of Florida.
2001-2009 - Older brother George W. Bush is president.
2007 - Forms Jeb Bush & Associates, a consulting firm.
March 2013 - Bush's book "Immigration Wars," written with Clint Bolick, is released.