Laura Bush

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Laura Bush
Official portrait, 2005
First Lady of the United States
In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byHillary Clinton
Succeeded byMichelle Obama
First Lady of Texas
In office
January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
GovernorGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byDavid Richards
Succeeded byAnita Thigpen Perry
Personal details
Laura Lane Welch

(1946-11-04) November 4, 1946 (age 77)
Midland, Texas
Political partyRepublican
George W. Bush (m. 1977)
  • Harold Welch
  • Jenna Hawins
  • author
  • teacher
  • librarian
  • memiorist

Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is an American teacher and author. She was the first lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009 as the wife of the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush. Before becoming first lady, she was the first lady of Texas from 1995 to 2000 when her husband was governor.

Bush was born at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. She is the only child of Harold Bruce Welch and Jenna Louise Hawkins.[1] Laura and George met and married in 1977. She is the mother of Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager who were born in 1981. Before she became First Lady she worked as a librarian and a school teacher in Dallas and Austin, Texas.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kessler, Ronald (2006). Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady. Crown. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-385-51897-0.

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