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Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush in 1992
Personal data
Date of birthJune 08, 1925(age 91)
Place of birthFlushing, New York, U.S.
SpouseGeorge H. W. Bush (m. 1945-present)
RelationsMarvin Pierce (father)
Scott Pierce (brother)
ChildrenGeorge W. Bush, Robin Bush, Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch
ResidenceHouston, Texas
Alma materSmith College (attended)
Occupationformer First Lady of the United States
First Lady of the United States
In officeJanuary 20, 1989 - January 20, 1993
Succeeded byHillary Rodham Clinton
Preceded byNancy Reagan
Second Lady of the United States
In officeJanuary 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989
Succeeded byMarilyn Quayle
Preceded byJoan Mondale

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Barbara Pierce Bush (born June 8, 1925) is the wife of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush, and

served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the mother of the 43rd President George W. Bush and of the 43rd Governor of Florida Jeb Bush. Previously she had served as Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

Barbara Pierce was born in Flushing, New York attended Rye Country Day School from 1931 to 1937, and is an alumna of Ashley Hall School in Charleston, SC. She met George Herbert Walker Bush at age 16, and the two married in 1945, while he was on leave during his deployment as a Naval officer in World War II. They would have six children together. The Bush family soon moved to Midland, Texas; as George Bush entered political life, Barbara raised their children.

As wife of the Vice President and then President, Barbara Bush has supported and worked to advance the cause of universal literacy. She founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy while First Lady. Since leaving the White House, she has continued to advance this cause.

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