Barbara Bush (born 1925)
Former First Lady
Barbara Bush was born
Barbara Pierce in
Rye, New York.
She is distantly related to Franklin
Pierce, who was the 14th U.S. President from 1853 to 1857.
On January 6, 1945, Barbara Pierce
George H.W. Bush.
George H.W. and
The couple had six children:
On July 6, 1946,
George W. Bush was born.
On December 20, 1949, Pauline Robinson
(Robin) Bush, was born. Robin died from leukemia on October 11,
John Ellis (Jeb) Bush was born on
February 2, 1953.
Neil Mallon Bush was born January 22,
Marvin Pierce Bush was born December 22,
Dorothy (Doro) Bush was born August 18,
On June 1, 1990, Barbara Bush delivered
Commencement Address to the Wellesley College Class of
1990, where she was only the second choice speaker. First choice
would have been Alice Walker. Immediately after inviting Barbara, it
was much discussed whether or not the First Lady was qualified to
give the Commencement Address, because her fame came mostly from her
husband's presidency, and not from her own independently successful
Barbara Bush was a good sport, took with her
Raisa Gorbachev and, with
a solid little speech, she saved the day.
On August 19, 1992, Barbara Bush
delivered her Address to the Republican National Convention.
And here is the link to the
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
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