Laura Bush

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Laura Bush
Laura Bush portrait.jpg
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
Preceded byDavid Richards
Succeeded byAnita Thigpen Perry
Personal details
Laura Lane Welch

(1946-11-04) November 4, 1946 (age 76)
Midland, Texas
Spouse(s)George W. Bush
ChildrenBarbara and Jenna Bush
ParentsHarold Welch and Jenna Hawkins
Alma materSouthern Methodist University (SMU) University of Texas at Austin
  • Author
  • Teacher
  • Librarian

Laura Lane Bush (née Welch; born November 4, 1946) is an American teacher, librarian, memoirist, author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009 as the wife of President George W. Bush. She also served as 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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