Barbara Bush was the first lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993 as the wife of George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, and the founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She previously was the second lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Among her six children are George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, and Jeb Bush, the 43rd governor of Florida. She and Abigail Adams are the only two women to be married to one U.S. president and the mother of another. Barbara Pierce was born in Booth Memorial Hospital in New York City. She met George Herbert Walker Bush at the age of sixteen, and the two married in Rye, New York in 1945, while he was on leave during his deployment as a Naval officer in World War II. They moved to Texas in 1948, where George later began his political career.
|Born||Barbara Pierce, June 8, 1925, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.|
|Died||April 17, 2018, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Political party||Republican Party|
|Children||George, Robin, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Dorothy|
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Nancy Reagan|
|Succeeded by||Hillary Clinton|
|IMDb||Barbara Bush's IMDb|
Wife of 41st President of the United States George Bush, and mother of 43rd President George W. Bush. While serving as the First Lady she founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
She was athletic growing up, participating in swimming, tennis, and cycling. She met her husband when she was sixteen during a dance over Christmas vacation
She became engaged to George after a year-and-a-half of dating, just before he went off to World War II as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot.
She was interview by Larry King in 2010.
- Rye Country Day School alumni
- Spouses of Texas politicians
- Second Ladies of the United States
- Bush family
- First Ladies of the United States
- 21st-century American Episcopalians
- Burials in Texas
- 21st-century American women
- 20th-century American Episcopalians
- Writers from Texas
- Smith College alumni
Latest information about Barbara Bush updated on May 10 2021.