Birth Day June 8th, 1925
Birth Place Flushing, New York
Age 98 Years Old

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Barbara Bush Biography

Barbara Bush was an American activist who is limelight being the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. Also, She served as the first lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the second lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. During her career, she published several books which are listed below. Also, she was involved with many literacy organizations and later develop the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She then continued to eliminate the generational cycle of illiteracy in America by supporting programs where parents and their young children can learn together. Also, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss the situation and spoke regularly on a national radio program that stressed the importance of reading aloud to children. For her small effort, many people got a chance to grow at that time. Sadly, she was not with us but her generous work was always alive between us. To know more about her interesting facts you can scroll through the page below.

Barbara Bush Death

Barbara Bush was passed away at the age of 92 at her home in Houston, Texas. Two days before her death, her family released a statement regarding her failing health stating that she had chosen to be at home with family, desiring "comfort care" rather than further medical treatment. Before that, she was hospitalized several times for a different reason which is listed below:

  • 1988: Diagnosed With Graves' Disease But Suffered From Congestive Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • 2008: Abdominal Pains And Underwent Small Intestine Surgery
  • 2009: Underwent Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery
  • 2013: Pneumonia

Upon her death, Her older son George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States tweeted, "My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was... I'm a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes." After that, President Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States ordered flags to half-staff in her memory and sent condolences on the nation's behalf. Also, former presidents like Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Senator John McCain, and some foreign leaders including Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Russian President Vladimir Putin sent their deep condolences to her family. Her funeral was held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston on April 21, 2018. Unfortunately, Her husband survived her by seven months and died on November 30, 2018.

Early Life

Barbara Bush was born in the year 1925 at Booth Memorial Hospital in Manhattan, New York City to her parents. Her parents are Pauline Pierce and Marvin Pierce. Also, she has three siblings named Martha, James, and Scott Pierce. Similarly, she holds American nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.

For education, she went to Milton Public School and then attended  Rye Country Day School. After that, she enrolled at the boarding school Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. After high school, she joins to study at Smith College.

Personal Life

Barbara Bush was happily married to George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States (1989-93) and 43rd Vice-President of the United States (1981-89). The couple first met at a dance at the Round Hill Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut when she was 16 years old. After 18 months of their meet, they were engaged and finally exchanged their wedding vows on January 6, 1945, at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York. However, the reception was held at The Apawamis Club. Sadly, the couple ended their relationship upon her death on April 17, 2018. They spent almost 73 years together and become the 2nd longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history. During that long journey, they welcomed six children. They are listed below:

  • George Walker Bush (Born 1946)
  • Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush (Born 1949; Died 1953 - Leukemia) 
  • John Ellis "Jeb" Bush Sr. (Born 1953)
  • Neil Mallon Bush (Born 1955)
  • Marvin Pierce Bush (Born 1956)
  • Dorothy Walker "Doro" Bush Koch (Born 1959)

Net Worth

Barbara Bush was worked as an activist until her death. During her career, she was involved with many literacy organizations. Thus, she should have a good income from her career. She lives lavish life as her husband was served as the President of the USA. However, her current net worth and other financial details are not public yet. In the case of disclosure, we will let you know.

Body Measurements

Barbara Bush should have an attractive body figure in her youth age. Thus, George H.W. Bush falls in love with her. However, her body measurement and other body information are yet to be disclosed. Further, Her eyes are black and her hair color is white at the time of her death.

Awards and Legacy

  • 1982: D.A.R. Medal of Honor - Daughters of the American Revolution
  • 1995: Jefferson Awards - Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged
  • 1997: The Miss America Woman of Achievement Award - Literacy Programs
  • 1997: Golden Plate Award - American Academy of Achievement
  • 2016: Phi Beta Kappa - University of Houston 

Honorary Degrees

  • 1972: Arcadia University - PA - Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • 1981: Mount Vernon Seminary and College - DC - Doctor of Public Service
  • May 1981: Cardinal Stritch College - WI - Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • May 10, 1987: Howard University - DC - Doctor of Humanities (DH)
  • 1988: Judson College - AL - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • May 14, 1989: Bennett College - NC - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • May 21, 1989: Boston University - MA - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • October 6, 1989: Morehouse School of Medicine - GA - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • September 6, 1989: Smith College - MA - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • 1990: University of Pennsylvania - PA - Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • May 1990: University of South Carolina - SC - Doctor of Education
  • May 19, 1990: Saint Louis University - MO - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • 1991: South Carolina State College - SC - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • 1991: University of Michigan - MI - Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • June 15, 1991: Northeastern University - MA - Doctor of Public Service
  • May 17, 1992: Marquette University - WI - Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • 1992: Central State University - OH - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • 1992: Louisiana State University - LA - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • 1992: Pepperdine University - CA - Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • 1997: Hood College - MD - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • April 18, 1997: Hofstra University - NY - Doctor of Humane Letters
  • 1998: Austin College - TX - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • 1998: University of Miami - FL - Doctor of Humanities (DH)
  • 1999: Washington College - MD - Doctor of Public Service
  • 2000:Centenary College - LA - Doctor of Laws (LLD)
  • May 21, 2001: Wake Forest University - NC - Doctor of Humanities
  • March 11, 2002: Baylor University - TX - Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)
  • June 7, 2003: University of New England - College of Osteopathic Medicine - ME - Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD)
  • December 16, 2005: Texas A&M University - TX - Doctor of Humane Letters
  • May 21, 2006: George Washington University - DC - Doctor of Public Service
  • May 15, 2010: Sewanee: The University of the South - TN - Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)

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