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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 June 1925New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameBarbara Pierce
Nicknames Silver Fox
Bar
Miss Frank
The Enforcer

Mini Bio (1)

Barbara Bush was born on June 8, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Pierce. She has been married to George Bush since January 6, 1945. They have six children.

Spouse (1)

George Bush (6 January 1945 - present) (6 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Frequently wears blue dresses ("Barbara blue")
Her pearl necklace

Trivia (19)

Born at 7:00 pm-EDT at Booth Memorial Hospital in New York City.
Attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Is a distant relative of former President Franklin Pierce (1804-1869).
Suffered a miscarriage in the mid-1960s.
Daughter Pauline Robinson Bush died of leukemia two months shy of her 4th birthday.
Children: George W. Bush (b. 6 July 1946), Pauline Pierce "Robin" (20 December 1949 - 11 October 1953), Jeb Bush (b. 11 February 1953), Neil Bush (b. 22 January 1955), Marvin Bush (b. 22 October 1956) and Doro Bush (b. 18 August 1959).
Portrayed by Phil Hartman on Saturday Night Live (1975).
Attended Rye Country Day School in Rye, New York, but graduated from Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina in 1943.
Her father was the president of the McCall's magazine empire.
Suffers from Graves disease, and has also suffered from depression.
First lady of the United States (1989-1993).
In The Simpsons (1989) episode "Two Bad Neighbors" (14 January 1996), George and Barbara Bush move to Springfield. Bart's constant pestering of his new neighbors soon turns into an all-out war between Homer and the ex-President. The show's producers didn't ask the Bushes to voice themselves because they didn't think they would. Harry Shearer voiced George; Tress MacNeille voiced Barbara.
Daughter-in-law of Prescott Bush.
She and Abigail Adams are the only women, so far, in American history who have been the wife of one President and the mother of a future President.
Alumna initiate of Pi Beta Phi sorority in 2003.
Grandmother of Barbara Bush, Jenny Bush and Lauren Bush.
Recovering at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas after successful open heart surgery on March 4, 2009 to replace her aortic valve. In late November, 2008, she underwent surgery to treat a perforated ulcer in her small intestine. Also has had operations for back problems and two hip replacements.
Inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in 1997.
As of 2014, George and Barbara are the longest-married presidential First Couple. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on January 6, 2014.

Personal Quotes (1)

[ in 2013, on the notion that son Jeb might run for President] We've had enough Bushes.

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