Date of Birth:
June 8, 1925
Odessa, Texas, United States In a Relationship With:George H. W. Bush Best Quotes:
“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, so this is working very well for them”
“I watch none. He sits and listens and I read books, because I know perfectly well that, don't take offense, that 90 percent of what I hear on television is supposition, when we're talking about the news.”
“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.”
Barbara Bush (born Barbara Pierce on June 8, 1925 in Flushing, Queens, New York City) is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush and former First Lady. Barbara attended Rye Country Day School, before enrolling in Ashley Hall boarding school in Charleston, South Carolina. She enjoyed swimming, tennis and bike riding as a youth. She met her future husband when they were teenagers. They became engaged as he went off to World War II as a Navy torpedo bomber. She dropped out of Smith College when he returned on leave and they were soon married. Barbara followed George as he completed his Navy career as well as his degree at Yale University. Barbara relocated with her family to Odessa, Texas, where the Bushes entered the oil business. In 1966, George would be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and Barbara became immersed in projects like charities and women’s groups while in D.C. Barbara became the Second Lady of the United States in 1980 when Ronald Reagan named George as his Vice President. In 1988, when George successfully ran for President, Barbara became First Lady. After George’s single term in office, Barbara supported her family, especially when her sons, George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, ran for public office.
Best Known For:
Barbara Bush is best known as the former First Lady and wife of George H. W. Bush.
Barbara has often said things that put her at odds with Republican views, as she has expressed pro-choice opinions and support for the Equal Rights Amendment. Barbara also got into trouble for her remarks about those displaced by Hurricane Katrina.