Laura Bush

First Lady of the United States; Librarian
Born Nov 4, 1946

Laura Lane Welch Bush is the wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. She was the First Lady from 2001 to 2009. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in education and soon took a job as a second grade teacher. After attaining her Master's degree in Library Science at the University of Texas at Austin, she was employed as a librarian.… Read More

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1946 Birth Born on November 4, 1946.


1964 17 Years Old She attended James Bowie Elementary School, San Jacinto Junior High School, and Robert E. Lee High School in Midland. She graduated from Lee in 1964 and went on to attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.


1968 21 Years Old She graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. … Read More
1972 25 Years Old After graduating from SMU, she began her career as a second grade school teacher at Longfellow Elementary School in the Dallas Independent School District. She then taught for three years at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, a Houston Independent School District school in Houston, until 1972. … Read More


…  She met George W. Bush in 1977, and they were married later that year. … Read More
1978 31 Years Old 1 More Event
The year after their marriage, the couple began campaigning for George W. Bush's 1978 Congressional candidacy. … Read More
1981 34 Years Old The Bushes had tried to conceive for three years, but pregnancy did not happen easily. On November 25, 1981, Laura Bush gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna. … Read More
1986 39 Years Old George W. Bush credited his wife with his decision to stop drinking in 1986. … Read More


1995 48 Years Old Bush became the First Lady of Texas when her husband was elected as the Governor of Texas and served as first lady of that state from January 17, 1995, to December 21, 2000. … Read More


1999 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, she aided her husband in campaigning for the presidency in a number of ways, most notably delivering a keynote address at the 2000 Republican National Convention, which gained her national attention.
She became first lady after her husband defeated Democrat Al Gore in the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. … Read More
In 2001, to promote reading and education, she partnered with the Library of Congress to launch the annual National Book Festival. … Read More
2002 55 Years Old In May 2002, she made a speech to the people of Afghanistan through Radio Liberty.
2003 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Bush first became involved with The Heart Truth awareness campaign in 2003. … Read More
2005 58 Years Old In March 2005, she made the first of three trips to that country as First Lady.
Laura Bush's approval ratings have consistently ranked very high. In January 2006, a USA Today/CBS/Gallup poll recorded her approval rating at 82 percent and disapproval at 13 percent. … Read More


2010 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2010, Bush released her memoir, Spoken from the Heart, in conjunction with a national tour.
2012 65 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 25, 2012 she spoke at the Luisa Hunnewell's estate where she praised Edith Wharton's works, in particular Ethan Frome on her 150th anniversary. … Read More
2013 66 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 22, 2013, without her consent, she was included in a pro-gay advertisement from the Respect of Marriage Coalition. … Read More
On April 18, 2014 Laura Bush spoke to The Inquisitr regarding income inequality where she said next regarding Michelle Obama's income: "I want to make sure that when she's working she's getting paid the same as men. … Read More
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