- NAME: Laura Bush
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Philanthropist, U.S. First Lady
- BIRTH DATE: November 04, 1946 (Age: 67)
- EDUCATION: Southern Methodist University, University of Texas, Robert E. Lee High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Midland, Texas
- Maiden Name: Laura Lane Welch
- Full Name: Laura Lane Welch Bush
- AKA: Laura Welch Bush
- AKA: Laura Bush
- AKA: Laura Welch
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Laura Bush is the wife of 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush. She served as first lady from 2001 to 2009.
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Growing up in the small community of Midland, Texas, Laura Bush fell in love with books at an early age. Literacy, gender equality, and education were her chief causes as First Lady.
A short biography of George W. Bush who started out as governor of Texas in 1994 and then became president in 2000. From his handling of 9/11 to the Iraq War, Bush is considered one of the most polarizing presidents of the modern era.
Barbara Bush is the first woman since Abigail Adams to be wife to one U.S. President and mother to another. As First Lady, she led a long crusade against illiteracy.
A World War II veteran, George H.W. Bush served as Vice President for two terms before being elected President of the United States in 1988.
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After the 2008 election, Laura Bush and her husband moved to Dallas, Texas, to work on the George W. Bush Presidential Library. She also wrote her memoir, Spoken from the Heart which was published in 2010, and co-wrote a children's book with her daughter, Jenna Bush, entitled Read All About It! Since leaving the White House, Laura Bush has continued working for the causes she believes in,
including breast cancer awareness and other women's health issues, and education.
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