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Barbara Pierce Bush (born June 8, 1925) is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and was First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the mother of current U.S. President George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and the sister of Scott Pierce. Barbara Bushs official White House photo. ... Barbara Bushs official White House photo. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... George Herbert Walker Bush, Hon GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America (1989–1993). ... Martha Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, current First Lady of the United States (2001-present) First Lady of the United States is the unofficial title of the hostess of the White House. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq. ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... Scott Pierce is a brother of Barbara Bush. ...

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Early life

Barbara Pierce was the third child of the former Pauline Robinson (1896-1949) and her husband, Marvin Pierce (1893-1969), who later became president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular women's magazines Redbook and McCall's. She was born and raised in the suburban town of Rye, New York, near New York City and went to Rye Country Day School, followed by boarding school at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. Pauline Robinson (1896-1949) of Ohio married Marvin Pierce, who later became president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular womens magazines Redbook and McCalls. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Marvin Pierce (1893-1969), was president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular womens magazines Redbook and McCalls. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... For other uses, see Red Book. ... Cover of the March 1911 issue McCalls was a monthly American womens magazine that enjoyed great popularity through much of the 20th century, peaking at a readership of six million in 1960. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Rye, New York is the name of two places in Westchester County, New York. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ... The Pinkham Building that houses the Upper School. ... Ashley Hall is an all girls school in Charleston, South Carolina, founded in 1909 by Mary Vardrine McBee, who headed the institution until 1949. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq. ...


Her ancestor Thomas Pierce, an early New England colonist, was also an ancestor of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was an American politician and the 14th President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ...


Her mother — whom W magazine once described as "beautiful, fabulous, critical, and meddling" and "a former beauty from Ohio with extravagant tastes" — was killed in a car accident. The accident was caused when her husband, who was driving, lost control when he reached over to stop a cup of hot coffee from sliding across the seat onto his wife. The car crashed into a stone wall, killing her instantly. Katie Holmes on the cover of the August 2005 edition of W. W is a monthly American fashion magazine. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Columbus Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq. ...


Marriage and family

Barbara Bush, center, surrounded by her family, early 1960s.
Barbara Bush, center, surrounded by her family, early 1960s.

It was at a dance during Christmas vacation when she was 17 that she met George H. W. Bush, a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. One and a half years later, the two engaged, just before he went off to World War II as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. He named three of his planes after her: Barbara, Barbara II, and Barbara III. When he returned on leave, she had dropped out of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Two weeks later, on January 6, 1945, they married. After the war, he graduated from Yale University, and they moved to Midland, Texas. Six children were born to them: The George H. Bush family (l-r front row - Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, Jeb Bush; back row - Doro Bush, George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George H. Bush), early 1960s Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library HS525 (source) This work is copyrighted. ... The George H. Bush family (l-r front row - Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, Jeb Bush; back row - Doro Bush, George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, George H. Bush), early 1960s Photo Credit: George Bush Presidential Library HS525 (source) This work is copyrighted. ... Christmas is a Christian holiday held on December 25 which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. ... Phillips Academy (also known as Andover, Phillips Andover, or simply P.A.) is a coed prep school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. ... Andover is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... Smith College, located in Northampton, Massachusetts, is the largest womens college in the United States. ... Northampton is a city in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in the USA. The population was 28,978 at the 2000 census. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Yale redirects here. ... Sand storm that passed over Midland, Texas, February 20, 1894 at 6:00 p. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq. ...

  1. George W. Bush (6 July 1946- ) 43rd President of the United States and 46th Governor of Texas
  2. Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush (20 December 1949 - October 11, 1953, died of leukemia);
  3. John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (11 February 1953- ); 43rd Governor of Florida
  4. Neil Mallon Bush (22 January 1955- );
  5. Marvin Pierce Bush (22 October 1956- )
  6. Dorothy Bush Koch (August 18, 1959 - ).

Meanwhile, George H. W. Bush built a business in the oil industry, where he founded Zapata Corporation. One of the boats used in the Bay of Pigs invasion was named the Barbara J. The Bush family moved 29 times over the years. She raised her children while her husband, who served in a variety of government jobs, was away. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... In politics, Governor of Texas is the title given to the chief executive of the state of Texas. ... Pauline Robinson Bush (December 20, 1949 – October 11, 1953 (New York City)) (known as Robin) was the second child of George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Leukemia or leukaemia (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ... Neil Bush Neil Mallon Bush (born January 22, 1955 in Midland, Texas) is a son of former President George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush (Barbara Lane Pierce) and younger brother of President George Walker Bush and Governor Jeb Bush. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marvin Pierce Bush (born October 22, 1956) is the youngest son of George H. W. Bush and Barbara Pierce, and brother of George W., John (Jeb), Neil and Dorothy. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dorothy Bush Koch also known as Doro (born August 18, 1959), is the daughter of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush and the youngest sibling of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zapata Petroleum Corporation, an oil exploration company, was created by George H. W. Bush in 1953, along with his business partners John Overbey, and brothers Hugh and Bill Liedtke. ... Combatants Cuban militia Cuban exiles trained by the US Commanders Fidel Castro Grayston Lynch Pepe San Roman Erneido Oliva Strength 51,000 1,500 Casualties 2,200; estimated 115 dead 1,189 captured Cuban poster warning before invasion showing a soldier armed with an RPD machine gun. ...


First Lady of the United States

Barbara Bush is interviewed by Paula Zahn in 1992.
Barbara Bush is interviewed by Paula Zahn in 1992.

Barbara Bush and her dog, Millie, are interviewed in the Green Room by Paula Zahn for CBS This Morning October 30, 1992. ... Barbara Bush and her dog, Millie, are interviewed in the Green Room by Paula Zahn for CBS This Morning October 30, 1992. ... Paula Zahn, during the December 6, 2004 broadcast of Paula Zahn Now. ...

Later life

Today, she lives with her husband in Houston, Texas, and at their sprawling estate, the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Flag Seal Nickname: Space City Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,558 km²  (601. ... View of the Bush Compound The Bush Compound is located near the Atlantic Ocean in southern Maine near the town of Kennebunkport. ... Boats on the Kennebunk River between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Kennebunkport is a town located in York County, Maine. ...


Three primary schools in Texas are named after her. One is a Houston ISD school in Houston. One Conroe ISD school in the The Woodlands in Montgomery County is named after her. A Grand Prairie ISD school in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie is also named after her. An elementary school in Mesa, Arizona's Mesa Public Schools is also named after her. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq. ... The Houston Independent School District is the largest public school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. ... For other uses, see School (disambiguation). ... Houston redirects here. ... Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is a school district based in Conroe, Texas. ... The Woodlands is a census-designated place (CDP) and master-planned community located in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston within Montgomery County, Texas. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ... Grand Prairie Independent School District is a school district headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big D Location Location in the state of Texas Government Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Kaufman County Rockwall County Mayor Laura Miller Geographical characteristics Area     City 997. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas County (USA), with a significant overlap into Tarrant County, and a minor overlap into Ellis County counties. ... Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona and part of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Area. ... Mesa Public Schools is a school district based in the city Mesa, Arizona, United States. ...


Two middle schools are named after her. One is in San Antonio in the North East ISD. One is in Irving in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. Nickname: Alamo City Official website: www. ... North East Independent School District is a school district located in San Antonio, Texas. ... Irving is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. ... Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD) is a school district based in Carrollton, Texas (USA). ...


The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine is named after Bush. Also named for her is one of George W. Bush's twin daughters. They are frequent honored guests at the White House. She serves on the Boards of AmeriCares and the Mayo Clinic, and heads the Barbara Bush Foundation. The Maine Medical Center of Portland, Maine is the largest hospital in northern New England. ... Location Location in Cumberland County, Maine Government Counties Cumberland County Mayor Jim Cohen Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 52. ... Barbara Bush Barbara Pierce Bush (born November 25, 1981, in Dallas, Texas) is one of the fraternal twin daughters of U.S. president George W. Bush and Laura Bush. ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States of America. ... The entrance to the Gonda Building in downtown Rochester. ...


Controversies

Barbara Bush is well-known for delivering tart comments and sometimes controversial opinions. On March 18, 2003, she stated on ABC's Good Morning America [1], [2]. March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Good Morning America or GMA is the weekday morning news talk show of the American Broadcasting Company television network (ABC). ...

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

Critics said that this statement showed how callous and cold she is, while supporters countered that she was merely dismissing speculation of deaths before the Iraq War began. On September 5, 2005, while visiting Hurricane Katrina relief centers in Houston, TX, she stated on the NPR program "Marketplace (Audio clip):. Combatants Republic of Iraq (Saddam Hussein regime), Baath Loyalists, Iraqi insurgency United States, United Kingdom, Multinational force in Iraq, New Iraqi Army Casualties Military dead: 6,000-30,000 Civilian dead: 30,000-100,000 Total dead: 8,000-194,000: Military dead: 2,685 Civilian dead: 0 Total... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa) Damages $75 billion (2005 USD) (costliest Atlantic hurricane in history) Fatalities ≥1,836 total Areas affected Bahamas, South Florida, Cuba, Louisiana (especially Greater New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle, most of eastern North America Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Katrina was the... Houston redirects here. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... Marketplace is a radio program that focuses on business, the economy, and events that influence them. ...

"Almost everyone I've talked to says, 'We're gonna move to Houston.' What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas... Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality, and so many of the people in the arenas here, you know, were underprivileged anyway. This is working very well for them."

Critics called these comments elitist and racist (the 15,000 evacuees in the Astrodome were mostly poor and black) [3] [4], while supporters countered that she was expressing the gratitude she had heard from the evacuees for the help and welcome they had received in Houston. [5] [6] Elitism is a belief or attitude that an elite — a selected group of persons whose personal abilities, specialized training or other attributes place them at the top of any field (see below) — are the people whose views on a matter are to be taken most seriously, or who are alone... An African-American man drinks out of the colored only water cooler at a racially segregated street car terminal in the United States in 1939. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ...


In 2006 it was revealed that Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil Bush. [7] Neil Bush Neil Mallon Bush (born January 22, 1955 in Midland, Texas) is a son of former President George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush (Barbara Lane Pierce) and younger brother of President George Walker Bush and Governor Jeb Bush. ...


Succession of the First Ladies of the United States

Preceded by:
Joan Mondale
Second Lady of the United States
1981-1989
Succeeded by:
Marilyn Quayle
Preceded by:
Nancy Reagan
First Lady of the United States
1989-1993
Succeeded by:
Hillary Clinton
First Ladies of the United States U.S. presidential seal
Martha WashingtonAbigail AdamsMartha Jefferson RandolphDolley MadisonElizabeth MonroeLouisa AdamsEmily JacksonSarah JacksonAngelica Van BurenAnna HarrisonJane HarrisonLetitia TylerPriscilla TylerJulia TylerSarah PolkMargaret TaylorAbigail FillmoreJane PierceHarriet LaneMary LincolnEliza JohnsonJulia GrantLucy HayesLucretia GarfieldMary McElroyRose ClevelandFrances ClevelandCaroline HarrisonFrances ClevelandIda McKinleyEdith Roosevelt • Helen Taft • Ellen WilsonEdith WilsonFlorence HardingGrace CoolidgeLou HooverEleanor RooseveltBess TrumanMamie EisenhowerJacqueline KennedyLady Bird JohnsonPat NixonBetty FordRosalynn CarterNancy ReaganBarbara Bush • Hillary Clinton • Laura Bush

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Paper defining the role of the first lady, comparing Barbara Bush with Hillary Clinton


Quotes

Why should we hear about body bags, and deaths...I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? – Barbara Bush


"Good Morning America," ABC March 18, 2003.


 
 

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