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Laura Bush

George Walker Bush
For a first lady, there are moments of maximum political controversy, and they often strike without warning.

Born - November 4, 1946 in Midland, Texas

Parents - Harold Bruce Welch & Jenna Hawkins Welch

Married - November 5, 1977 to George Walker Bush

Children - Barbara Pierce & Jenna Welch (twins: 1981 – present)

Education – B.S. in education at Southern Methodist University in 1968; Master of Library Science at University of Texas at Austin in 1973

Occupation – Schoolteacher, Librarian

Firsts - 1st presidential spouse to deliver the White House weekly address.

Post White House residence - Dallas, Texas

Other offices – First lady of Texas 1995-2000

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  • In May of 2010, Mrs. Bush wrote a memoir titled “Spoken from the Heart.”
  • Laura Bush was the 1st presidential spouse to deliver the White House weekly address.

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