Barbara Bush Poster


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Overview (5)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameBarbara Pierce
Nicknames Silver Fox
Miss Frank
The Enforcer
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barbara Bush was born on June 8, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Pierce. She was married to George Bush. She died on April 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas, USA.

Spouse (1)

George Bush (6 January 1945 - 17 April 2018) ( her death) ( 6 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Frequently wore blue dresses ("Barbara Blue")
Her pearl necklace

Trivia (22)

Born at 7:00 pm-EDT at Booth Memorial Hospital in New York City.
Attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Fourth cousin, four times removed, of U.S. President Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), through their common Pierce ancestors.
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.
Born in New York City, to Pauline (Robinson), from Ohio, and Marvin Pierce, from Pennsylvania. Her father was the president of McCall Corporation, publisher of women's magazines McCall's and Redbook.
Suffered from Graves disease, and had 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 were the only women, so far, in American history who have been the wife of one President and the mother of another President. First Lady Anna Elizabeth (Symmes) Harrison was the only woman to have been both the wife of a U.S. President (William Henry Harrison) and the grandmother of a U.S. President (Benjamin Harrison).
Alumna initiate of Pi Beta Phi sorority in 2003.
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.
George and Barbara were the longest-married presidential First Couple. They celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on January 6, 2018, three months and eleven days before Barbara's death.
At age 92, Barbara was one of just six First Ladies to have lived into their 90s, the others being Bess Truman (97), Lady Bird Johnson (94), Nancy Reagan (94), Betty Ford (93), and Rosalynn Carter (90).
In September 2005, she and her husband were touring a shelter housing people who had fled Hurricane Katrina. She said "Oh, these people were already underprivileged, so this is better for them," drawing allegations that she held an elitist viewpoint.
Ancestry was English, some German, and smaller amounts, to varying degrees, of Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and French, as well as 1/128th Moravian (Czech).

Personal Quotes (4)

[ in 2013, on the notion that son Jeb might run for President] We've had enough Bushes.
You don't just luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
[on support for The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy] Our friends hide their wallets when they see us coming. But we are desperate to solve this problem. We have some exciting ideas we would like to try.
[on the advantage of having turned ninety] Sometimes when someone asks me to do something I really don't want to do, I can say, "I might not be alive." It works.

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