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Barbara Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush
Today you can no longer say, ‘The drug problem worries me’ or ‘Crime worries me’ or ‘Illiteracy worries me.’ If it worries you, then you’ve got to do something about it.

Born - June 8, 1925 in New York, New York

Died - April 17, 2018 in Houston, TX

Parents - Marvin Pierce & Pauline Robinson Pierce

Married - January 6, 1945 to George Herbert Walker Bush

Children - George Walker (1946 – present),
Pauline Robinson “Robin” (1949 – 1953),
John Ellis “Jeb” (1953 – present),
Neil Mallon (1955 – present),
Marvin Pierce (1956 – present),
Dorothy Pierce (1959 – present)

Education – Smith College in 1943 – 1944 in Northampton, Massachusetts

Occupation – Author

Firsts - 1st First Lady to write a memoir from her dog’s perspective.

Causes - Advocated for volunteerism and support causes for the homeless, AIDS, the elderly and school volunteer programs

Post White House residence - Houston, Texas; Kennebunkport, Maine

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Did You Know IconDid You Know...
  • Mrs. Bush wrote an autobiography, “Barbara Bush: A Memoir.”
  • Mrs. Bush served on the boards of AmeriCares and the Mayo Clinic.
  • Mrs. Bush was the Honorary Chairwoman of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to support the eradication of illiteracy.
  • Barbara Bush was the 1st First Lady to write a memoir from her dog’s perspective.

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