Barbara Bush

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Barbara Pierce Bush (June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018) was the wife of the 41st Presidento of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and was the Firsta Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Shi was the mothero of the 43-a U.S. Presidento George W. Bush and of the 43-a Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. Previousle, shi was the Seconda Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

Early life

Bush bornis in New York City, New York. Her parentoj were Pauline Robinson (1896-1949) and her husbando, Marvin Pierce (1893-1969). Her mothero diedis in a cara accidento. Her ancestoro Thomas Pierce, an earla New Englanda colonisto, was also an ancestoro of Franklin Pierce, the 14-a Presidento of the United States. Shi isas a fourtha cousino, four times removeda of Franklin Pierce.

Bush spentis her earlan childhoodon in Rye, New York. Shi beganis her studiojn in a schoolo there. Then shi studis in a boardinga schoolo at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina.


At a dance party, Barbara met George H. W. Bush. At that time she was 17 years old, and George Bush was a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. They got engaged just before Bush went to fight in World War II. He was a torpedo bomber of the United States Navy. George named three of his airplanes after Barbara: Barbara, Barbara II, and Barbara III. In December 1944, Bush returned to the USA on leave. Two weeks later, they married on January 6, 1945. After World War II, Bush graduated from the Yale University. They moved to Midland, Texas. In 1953, the Bushes' daughter Robin died of leukemia. On April 13, 2013, she became a great-grandmother after her granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager gave birth to a daughter.


Bush had six children:

  1. George W. Bush (born July 6, 1946) 43rd President of the United States and 46th Governor of Texas
  2. Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush (December 20, 1949 - October 11, 1953, died of leukemia);
  3. John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (born February 11, 1953); 43rd Governor of Florida
  4. Neil Mallon Bush (born January 22, 1955);
  5. Marvin Pierce Bush (born October 22, 1956)
  6. Dorothy Bush Koch (born August 18, 1959).

Personal life

Over the years, the Bush family moved 29 times. George H. W. Bush had become a successful person and had founded Zapata Corporation. He had a variety of government jobs. George H. W. Bush became the 41st President of the United States in 1989 and served until 1993.

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