Laura Bush

First Lady of the United States; librarian Laura Bush

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.
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Laura Bush on first family: 'I wish them all the best'
CNN - 4 months
Former first lady Laura Bush said Wednesday that she wishes the newest first family and President Donald Trump's administration success in the White House, telling CNN's Brooke Baldwin she can sympathize with the pressure and the scrutiny that the family is under.
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Dying GOP Health Care Bill Wishing It Took That Trip To Italy
The Huffington Post - 7 months
Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! Air temperatures in Washington reached into the low 100s this week, a testament to just how hot David Brooks’ italian meat take was. Kellyanne Conway thought it necessary to use visual props during a Fox News hit, confusing a TV appearance with the president’s daily security briefing. And President Trump kept remarking upon Brigitte Macron’s body, and unless there’s some history we don’t know about involving Laura Bush and comments about Jacques Chirac’s butt, we’re going to go ahead and say that’s not appropriate. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Thursday, July 13th, 2017: More...
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Mr. Trump, 17 Presidents Before You Protected Our National Parks. Will You?
Huffington Post - 9 months
Dear President Trump, Please take a tour of our national parks so you’ll fall in love and protect them. “People protect what they love, and they love what they know,” so if you and your family haven’t spent time on our vast public lands system, you may have little appreciation for how different it is from a golf course. Your focus on reducing our public lands treasury sent me looking to see what presidents before you have done. This story from the White House Historical Association shows the difference between you and 17 other presidents who visited the national parks and public lands and enjoyed sightseeing, wildlife watching, hunting, fishing, camping, and getting away in nature. They spent time exploring with their families, their wives and children becoming equally passionate about protecting these places of rejuvenation. These predecessors in the White House had the foresight to save the necessities for life – trees, water, functioning ecosystems – in our national p...
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Trump Slammed Michelle Obama For Not Covering Hair In Saudi Arabia, But...
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Designer Carolina Herrera's Nephew Killed In Kidnapping
Huffington Post - 9 months
The 34-year-old nephew of fashion designer Carolina Herrera was found dead in a truck in Venezuela in a tragic kidnapping. The bodies of Reinaldo Jose Herrera and business associate, 31-year-old Fabrizio Mendoza, were discovered Thursday in the back of a pickup truck parked on a road outside Caracas. Both men had been kidnapped while dining together at a Caracas restaurant earlier that night, and ransom was paid, according to Venezuelan press reports. The men were bound and shot in the head, reported Venezuela’s El Cooperante newspaper. Reinaldo Herrera, sobrino de @HouseofHerrera fue hallado muerto la madrugada del viernes junto a otro empresario https://t.co/kL0nl8t5mt pic.twitter.com/73BPfTV3fB — Correo del Orinoco (@Correo_Orinoco) May 13, 2017 The Venezuelan-born American designer — who has dressed first ladies from Jackie Kennedy and Laura Bush to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump (and designed Caroline Kennedy’s wedding dress) — blasted the country’s “...
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Melania Trump Has Upended The Role Of First Lady In 100 Days
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Jenna Bush Hager's Praise Of Her Dad's 'Feminism' Speaks To A Common Misconception
Huffington Post - 10 months
Jenna Bush Hager, “Today” correspondent and daughter of former President George W. Bush, gushed about her parents in a recent interview with People Magazine.  “I think the thing that my parents did so well and might surprise people, although I don’t know why, is that they really wanted us to be curious, independent thinkers,” she told People. “They wanted to raise us to have our own views and to be able to articulate them.” Bush Hager specifically highlighted the way her father contributed to her strength, telling People that the former president “led [Jenna and her twin sister Barbara] to believe that [they] were the smartest, most capable kids out there.” “People laugh at this,” continued Bush Hager, “but I think my dad was a feminist. He showed us that we could be whatever we wanted to be. I want my girls to feel that way. I want them to feel strong and capable and feel like they can conquer the world.” These are lovely sentiments, to be sure. And if Bush Hager credit...
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Melania Trump Releases First Official White House Portrait
Huffington Post - 11 months
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George W. Bush's Daughter Barbara To Headline Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
Huffington Post - 12 months
This story was originally published by The Texas Tribune. Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will headline a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in North Texas on Wednesday.  She will be the keynote speaker at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas’ annual Fort Worth luncheon, helping to raise money for an organization that provides an array of reproductive and sexual health services, including abortions. Bush’s public appearance before the group is striking, given that her father, President George W. Bush, was a staunch abortion opponent during his time as Texas governor and as president.  But it’s not entirely unexpected. Bush’s mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, has expressed support for the legality of abortion on a handful of occasions. The younger Bush, the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, called Planned Parenthood an “exceptional organization” in a June New York Times interview, and attended a fundraiser for Democratic presid...
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The White House Is A Blank Slate As It Awaits Its Next President
Huffington Post - about 1 year
’Twas the night before the inauguration, when all through the White House, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. As the nation prepared for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, members of the current administration moved out of the White House, leaving the property largely unoccupied Thursday night. The Washington Post’s David Nakamura documented what he described as a “ghostly” quiet around the house. His photos show empty picture frames along the hallways and sparsely filled offices. Just saw Marine leave station outside West Wing meaning @potus has left too. Offices empty, Obama photos off walls. pic.twitter.com/7NAKWeHdcw — David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) January 19, 2017 This wall in West Wing used to have Obama photos until earlier today. Oval Office can be seen down hallway. pic.twitter.com/3rcwifZDLy — David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) January 19, 2017 Empty #whitehouse press secretary's office. ...
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For Eight Glorious Years, Our President Was A Bookworm
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The presidency of Barack Obama has meant many profound things to many Americans. When he quoted Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird during his farewell address on Tuesday night, it was a poignant reminder of just one more: the significance of having a president who loves books.  It was pretty cool to have a president who reads books. #ObamaFarewell — Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) January 11, 2017 Obama, who authored two books before becoming president, has long described himself as a voracious reader. He’s been dubbed the “reader-in-chief,” using his bully pulpit to promote independent bookstores, the value of leisure reading, and even specific books.  In a 2015 Politico article, he’s quoted as telling young students that he loved “adventure stories” like the “Hardy Boys” series and Treasure Island when he was a kid. As a high schooler, he immersed himself in American classics. While finishing college at Columbia University, he later told his biogra...
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How Ivanka Trump's Possible White House Role Wouldn't Be Unprecedented
ABC News - about 1 year
Although a Trump adviser says it's a "fair assessment" that his daughter, Ivanka, may play an active role in the administration, she wouldn't be the first child of a president to do so. Anita McBride, a former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush and board member of the White House Historical Association, points to several historical examples of first daughters taking on active roles to help their fathers in the White House. “A fair number throughout our history have stepped up to help the president,” McBride said in an interview with ABC News. “It wouldn't be unusual for a first child to step out, but this may be different if she is directly in charge of an initiative,” she added. Though the Trump transition team has yet to announce what role, if any, Ivanka Trump may play in the future administration, she and her husband Jared Kushner have been house-hunting in Washington. And adviser Kellyanne Conway has said it's a "fair assessment" that she will be an active...
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WATCH: What Can the Incoming First Family Expect Inside the White House?
ABC News - over 1 year
Anita McBride, who served as chief of staff for former first lady Laura Bush, shares insight into what it's like to move into the White House and what personal touches the first family can make.
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Obama Says New Black History Museum Tells Story Of America
Huffington Post - over 1 year
President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed hope that a new national museum showcasing the triumphs and tragedies of the African American experience will help to bring people together as the nation reels from recent racial upheaval. Speaking at a dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Obama said that the story of black America is the story of America. “This national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who we are,” said Obama. “Hopefully, this museum can help us to talk to each other. And more importantly, listen to each other. And most importantly, see each other. Black and white and Latino and Native American and Asian American - see how our stories are bound together,” he said standing on a stage outside the bronze-colored, latticed museum. The museum, located on the National Mall, officially opened its doors on Saturday. It contains 36,000 items that trace the journey of African Americans from slavery in the...
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America's Oldest Park Ranger Enjoys Special Treat For 95th Birthday
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Happy birthday, Betty Reid Soskin! The nation’s oldest active park ranger celebrated her 95th birthday Thursday with a special day that was quite a whirlwind. Soskin, who works at the Rosie The Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in California, is currently on a 10-day trip to the nation’s capital. She’s been invited to attend the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday. Soskin, who lived through the Civil Rights era, already enjoyed a preview tour of the museum, which she says brought back memories of her childhood.  Soskin said she’ll be a little starstruck at Saturday’s opening event.  “This ‘lil ole lady ranger will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Laura Bush, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Willie Brown, General Colin Powell, etc., and we may all be wondering just how on earth she ever got on the A-List!!” Soskin wrote on her blog.  The spunky nonagenarian, who only became a park ranger ...
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The First Lady Effect
Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Natalie Gonnella-Platts and Vivian Onano At the age of 19 she became a mother. At 24, she worked as a listings assistant at the Namibian Stock Exchange to help fund her legal studies. She is a founding shareholder and Managing Director of Namibia's first and largest private equity fund, and has served as a member of the former Namibian President's Economic Advisory Council. Among a lengthy list of accolades over her 15 years in business, she is cited as the youngest laureate of the Namibian Business Hall of Fame. Lawyer, businesswomen, parent, innovator, Her Excellency Monica Geingos bears a diverse mix of titles, including First Lady of the Republic of Namibia. She credits her own success to the encouragement and guidance she received in her youth and an enduring tenacity to pursue her aspirations, despite challenges. Understanding that similar support and self-assurance is absent for many fellow Namibians, Mrs. Geingos is using both her podium and her professiona...
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Former First Lady Laura Bush releases statement on attack at American University of Afghanistan
Fox News - over 1 year
STATEMENT BY MRS. LAURA BUSH ON THE ATTACK AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF AFGHANISTAN Dallas, Texas – “My thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty, and staff of the American University of Afghanistan, and with the families of those injured or lost in the attacks on a peaceful place of learning. “On my first trip to Afghanistan in 2005, I announced the grant that launched the American University of Afghanistan and met with teachers who were being trained. My hope was that girls would be able to obtain a good education and that one day, there would be a female valedictorian of the American University of Afghanistan. When AUAF opened a year later with fifty-three students, only one was female. Today, nearly half of the students enrolled are women, including the 2014 valedictorian, a young woman I’ve come to know whose success represents the remarkable achievements of her peers. Their dreams of progress and peace in Afghanistan will not be stifled by cowards who use violence ...
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Sahar Speaks
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The women of Afghanistan have been the focus of intense interest and notoriety for decades. Under the Taliban they were seen as oppressed creatures swathed head to toe in burqa blue, publicly stoned to death and forced to live in an unspeakably cruel world where they were not to be educated, make noise or even be seen. When a U.S.-led coalition invaded the country at the beginning of the last decade, first lady Laura Bush portrayed the mission as one that would save Afghan women. The global fascination with their plight has created a smorgasbord of sympathy-driven initiatives and activity: billions of dollars and thousands of hours have been spent on female empowerment programs; Afghan women have appeared as heroines in novels and the subject of countless books; magazine covers have featured their tortured faces; and they have been nominated for Nobel Peace Prizes. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Laura Bush
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 69
    In February 2016, amid her brother-in-law's campaign trailing Trump in South Carolina polls, Bush traveled there with her husband.
    Bush was keynote speaker at the Go Red for Women Summit in Austin in February 2016, an event designed to promote both financing and awareness for women fighting heart disease.
  • 2015
    Age 68
    November, she received the 2015 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award.
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    In October 2015, Bush was conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Wayland Baptist University in recognition of her longtime advocacy on behalf of education, health care and human rights following an address she gave on the university's campus.
    In May 2015, Bush bestowed a $7,000 grant to six schools within Austin, Texas.
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    Throughout 2015, Bush was active in the presidential campaign of brother-in-law Jeb Bush, hosting fundraisers and endorsing him.
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    In April 2015, Bush reputed Rand Paul's isolationist stance on U.S. foreign aid, calling the view "not really realistic" and asserting the United States should save lives whenever it can.
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    In 2015, Bush had several speaking arrangements on issues relating to her husband's presidency.
    The pair made a joint appearance at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in September 2015, Bush appearing physically while Obama was present through a video call.
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    In March 2015, Bush and Obama were named as co-chairs of the Find Your Park campaign, an attempt to increase national park support and introduce millennials to the park service before its centennial the following year.
  • 2014
    Age 67
    I gotta say that First Ladies right now don't paid, even though that's a tough job!" In August 2014, Bush and Obama appeared together at the Kennedy Center.
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    Nine months later, on April 18, 2014, 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.
    On May 9, 2014, she was scheduled to speak at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
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    On April 26, 2014, she gave a speech at the Ericsson Center in Plano, Texas, where she spoke on behalf of the company's mentoring program for girls.
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  • 2013
    Age 66
    In early August 2013, she reported that her husband was in stable condition after having a stent implanted in his heart, calling it "terrific" that it was caught in time, and stressed the importance of regular check ups with doctors.
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    That month it was announced that she would serve as a keynote speaker for the 2013 Global Business Travel Association Convention in August.
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    In April 2013, Bush was in attendance at a news conference, where she said the recently built George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum was not a monument for her husband but instead a representation of the White House and the struggles of America during his tenure.
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    Bush continued to remain involved and concerned over the state of women in Afghanistan, speaking out editorials and appearances during 2013 that the women and girls who had been helped could not be abandoned during and after the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
    On February 22, 2013, without her consent, she was included in a pro-gay advertisement from the Respect of Marriage Coalition.
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  • 2012
    Age 65
    In 2012, Bush—along with Hector Ruiz, Charles Matthews, Melinda Perrin, Julius Glickman and Admiral William H. McRaven, the Navy Seal who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden—was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin.
    In the later months of 2012, Bush campaigned for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, hosting a fundraiser in September with Ann Romney and appearing in Livonia, Michigan the following month for a Romney campaign event.
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    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.
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    After the 2012 election, where Romney lost to President Obama, Bush was asked in March 2013 during an interview whether the GOP's positions on social issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion led to more than half of female voters voting for the President.
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  • 2010
    Age 63
    The following year, in September 2010, Bush and Obama commemorated the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks by leading a ceremony from a mountaintop to national memorial park.
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    On May 11, 2010, during an interview on Larry King Live, Bush was asked about same-sex marriage.
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    In May 2010, Bush released her memoir, Spoken from the Heart, in conjunction with a national tour.
  • 2009
    Age 62
    In September 2009, Bush openly praised President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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    In April 2009, three months after the Bushes left office, Martha Gore wrote an op-ed piece titled, "Laura Bush: A First Lady who made America proud," where she positively assessed Bush's role as First Lady and expressed Bush's successes were rooted in the dignity she brought to the office despite her reserved style as well as her making a good role model for young women and representing American womanhood at its finest.
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    In November 2009, the former First Lady, accompanied by her husband, made a visit to families of veterans in Fort Hood.
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    In February 2009, the month after she and her husband left office, Laura and George W. Bush moved into a new residence in Dallas.
  • 2008
    Age 61
    Bush defended Obama during her husband's campaign for president in 2008, publicly coming to her defense when she received criticism for a remark she made about being proud of her country for the first time in her adulthood during the campaign.
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    In late October 2008, days before that year's Presidential election, Bush hosted a three-hour session with staffers and historians discussing how she would like to be remembered, leading to this meeting being termed the "legacy lunch."
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 59
    Bush was a participant in the 2006 midterm elections, beginning her campaigning in April.
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    Bush responded to a question during a 2006 interview concerning the Federal Marriage Amendment by calling for elected leaders not to politicize same-sex marriage, "I don't think it should be used as a campaign tool, obviously.
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    She disagreed with Fox News' Chris Wallace in 2006 when Wallace asked why the American people were beginning to lose confidence in President Bush, saying, "Well, I don't think they are.
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    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 57
    While campaigning for her husband's re-election in 2004, she cited the campaign as their last, though this would later be disputed when she campaigned for Republicans across the country in the 2006 midterm elections.
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  • 2003
    Age 56
    In October 18, 2003, she was conferred by the former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo the Order of Gabriela Silang, a single-class order which makes her the first U.S. First Lady recipient during the state visit of President George Bush to the Philippines.
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    Bush first became involved with The Heart Truth awareness campaign in 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 55
    Bush campaigned for Republicans around the country in 2002 for that year's midterm elections, attending and hosting fundraisers as well as giving speeches that were deemed as the Bush administration "working against women's rights issues and using women to do their dirty work" and partly a test for Bush on how well she could campaign for her husband in the impending two years when he sought re-election.
    In May 2002, she made a speech to the people of Afghanistan through Radio Liberty.
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  • 2001
    Age 54
    In November 2001, she became the first person other than a president to deliver the weekly presidential radio address.
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    On September 11, 2001, Bush hosted her father and mother-in-law George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush and was intended to give a testimony to Congress on education.
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    Immediately following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Bush spoke regarding America's children:
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    In 2001, to promote reading and education, she partnered with the Library of Congress to launch the annual National Book Festival.
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  • 2000
    Age 53
    In December 2000, her husband resigned as Governor of Texas to prepare for his inauguration as President of the United States in January 2001.
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    In July, she delivered a keynote address to the delegates at the 2000 Republican National Convention, which put her on the national stage.
    She became First Lady after her husband defeated Democrat Al Gore in the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election.
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  • 1999
    Age 52
    Her husband announced his campaign for President of the United States in mid-1999, something that she agreed to.
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    As First Lady of Texas, Bush implemented many initiatives focused on health, education, and literacy. In 1999-2000, 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.
  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 48
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 46
    Bush traveled to Kuwait in April 1993, accompanying her father-in-law and mother-in-law as well as brothers-in-law Jeb and Marvin Bush after former President Bush was invited to return to the Middle East for the first time since his presidency.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 39
    George W. Bush credited his wife with his decision to stop drinking in 1986.
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  • 1981
    Age 34
    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.
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    Bush attended the inauguration of father-in-law George H. W. Bush as Vice President in January 1981, after he and his running mate Ronald Reagan won the 1980 presidential election.
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  • 1978
    Age 31
    She soon relented, and gave her first stump speech for him in 1978 on the courthouse steps in Muleshoe, Texas.
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    The year after their marriage, the couple began campaigning for George W. Bush's 1978 Congressional candidacy.
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  • 1977
    Age 30
    She met George W. Bush in July 1977 when mutual friends Joe and Jan O'Neill invited her and Bush to a backyard barbecue at their home.
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    The following year, she moved back to Austin and took another job as a librarian in the Austin Independent School District school Dawson Elementary until 1977.
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    Bush met her future husband, George W. Bush, in 1977, and they were married later that year.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 26
    In 1973, Bush attained a Master of Science degree in Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    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.
  • 1968
    Age 21
    She graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1964
    Age 17
    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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on November 4, 1946.
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