Did President George W. Bush ever work in the oil industry prior to his political career?
Bush headed his own oil-research company called Arbusto. The company went bust; Bush walked away with a small fortune in "consulting fees".
He was a member of the House of Burgesses, Justice of Fairfax County, Virginia, Chairman of the Constitutional Convention and president of the USA. George Washington was a leader in the Congresses that appeared a few years before the Revolution . He was appointed commander-in-chief of colonial armies which had a political aspect to it since he had to battle constantly with the colonial governments to get supplies and recruits for his army.
McKinley was the 5th president born in Ohio. Grant, Hayes, Garfield and Benjamin Harrison were all born in Ohio and served as president before him. However, one can argue that McKinley was the fourth president whose political base was Ohio, since Grant and Benjamin Harrison moved out of Ohio before they sought political office and William Henry Harrison moved into Ohio to begin his political career.
Martha Washington did not play any active role in her husband's military or political career. She stayed at home and kept the home fires burnng, as the saying goes. George always knew that he had a warm hearth and home to come back to. She inherited considerable wealth from her first husband and gave George substantial financial help which undoubtedly eased his mind.
Washington was very well respected. He had started his political career in the Virginia House of Burgesses and when the revolution started he was commander of American forces. At the constitutional convention he sat as it's president and to the delegates he was the only man that could be considered for president.