Laura Bush

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Laura Bush
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First Lady of the United States
In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byHillary Rodham Clinton
Succeeded byMichelle Obama
First Lady of Texas
In office
January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
Preceded byDavid Richards (First Gentleman)
Succeeded byAnita Thigpen Perry
Personal details
BornLaura Lane Welch
(1946-11-04) November 4, 1946 (age 72)
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
OccupationAuthor, Teacher, Librarian
ReligionUnited Methodist
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Laura Bush (born Laura Lane Welch on November 4, 1946 in Midland, Texas) was the First Lady (The President's Wife) of the United States from 2001 to 2009. She is the wife of George W. Bush, who was the President then. Mrs. Bush is the only child of Harold Bruce Welch (1912-1995) and Jenna Louise Hawkins(born 1919). Laura and George met and married in 1977. She is the mother of Barbara and Jenna Bush, who were born in 1981. Before she became First Lady she worked as a librarian and a school teacher in Dallas and Austin, Texas.


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