|Barbara Pierce Bush|
|Barbara Bush in 1999|
|First Lady of the United States|
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
|Preceded by||Nancy Reagan|
|Succeeded by||Hillary Rodham Clinton|
|Wife of the Vice President of the
January 20, 1981 – January 20, 1989
|Preceded by||Joan Mondale|
|Succeeded by||Marilyn Quayle|
|Born||June 8, 1925
Flushing, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||George H. W. Bush|
|Relations||Marvin Pierce and Pauline Robinson|
|Children||George W. Bush, Robin Bush, Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin Bush and Dorothy Bush Koch|
|Occupation||First Lady of the United States|
Barbara Bush (born June 8, 1925) is the wife of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. She acted as the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the mother of former U.S. President George W. Bush and Former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. She is the sister of Scott Pierce.
Early life[change | edit source]
Her birthplace is Rye, New York, near New York City. Her birth name is Barbara Pierce. Her parents were Pauline Robinson (1896-1949) and her husband, Marvin Pierce (1893-1969). Her mother died in a car accident. Her ancestor Thomas Pierce, an early New England colonist, was also an ancestor of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. She is a fourth cousin, four times removed of Franklin Pierce.
Personal family[change | edit source]
In a dance party she met George H. W. Bush. At that time she was a girl of 17 years, and Bush was a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. They got engaged just before Bush went to fight in the Second World War. He was a torpedo bomber of the United States Navy. Bush 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 6th January 1945. After the Second World War, Bush graduated from the Yale University. They moved to Midland, Texas.
Children[change | edit source]
Bush had six children:
- George W. Bush (6 July 1946-) 43rd President of the United States and 46th Governor of Texas
- Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush (20 December 1949 - October 11, 1953, died of leukemia);
- John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (11 February 1953-); 43rd Governor of Florida
- Neil Mallon Bush (22 January 1955-);
- Marvin Pierce Bush (22 October, 1956-)
- Dorothy Bush Koch (August 18, 1959 -).
Personal life[change | edit source]
Over the years, the Bush family had moved 29 times. George H. W. Bush had become a successful person and had founded Zapata Corporation. He served in a variety of government jobs. He was the 41st president from 1989 to 1993.
While First Lady[change | edit source]
Bush became the First Lady when her husband became the 41st president in 1989 to 1993. She did her role as the First Lady in a nice way. She made a paw print for her pet Millie for a holiday card in 1991.
After being First Lady[change | edit source]
Names that represent places[change | edit source]
Several schools bear the name of Barbara Bush. Sometimes, Barbara Bush had given sharp comments on certain matters.
References[change | edit source]
- Merrill, Deane Whitney (2000). "Correction - First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush". http://merrill.olm.net/TMN/200001/6-1barbaracx.html. Retrieved 2013-1-27.