Person of the Year 2004


George W. Bush

For sticking to his guns (literally and figuratively), for reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon-hat leadership style and for persuading a majority of voters that he deserved to be in the White House for another four years, George W. Bush is TIME's 2004 Person of the Year More »

  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush is TIME's 2004 Person of the Year More »

  • People Who Mattered

    Along with George W. Bush, TIME also picked an entire list of people who made a difference throughout the past year More »

  • In Memoriam

    Paying Tribute to Notable People Who Died in 2004 More »

  • Photos: A President's Life

    Photographer Christopher Morris captures George W. Bush in public and private moments More »

  • Photos: Visiting Wounded Troops

    After his recent annual physical at Bethesda's National Naval Medical Center, the President visited injured troops More »

  • Q&A

    President George W. Bush sat down in the Oval Office to talk about his second term and how he views his place in history. More »

  • Photos: 15 Minutes of Fame

    It's easy to make news if you've got talent or power. But the merely ambitious and randomly famous need attention, too — briefly. A look at 2004's flickering stars More »

  • More Stories

    A look into more stories related to TIME's 2004 Person of the Year pick More »

  • Graphic: Bush Family Tree

    The President comes from a long line of achievers, from financiers to judges to politicians. Today the bonds of a family form a nationwide network More »