The loving Mrs. Barbara Bush served as First Lady of the United States during her husband term as President from 1989 to 1993. While former President Bush’s story is quite fascinating, Mrs. Bush’s top facts are why we are here today. Keep reading to know the most interesting facts about Mrs. Bush, her life before getting married, marriage and her children.
- New Yorker!
That’s right! Barbara Bush was born Barbara Pierce on born June 8, 1925, at Booth Memorial Hospital in Flushing, Queens, in New York City.
- Three Pierce children
Barbara is the third child born to former McCall Corporation’s president Marvin Pierce and his wife Pauline Robinson; also proud parents of James and Martha Pierce Rafferty, they passed away in 1993 and 1999 respectively.
- From day School to Boarding School
Mrs. Bush first attended at Rye Country Day School and then Ashley Hall boarding school in Charleston, South Carolina. Being at a boarding school would be lonely sometimes, but Barbara kept herself busy riding her bike, swimming or playing tennis. However reading was what she loved the most.
- Meeting George.
At the age of 16, Barbara found herself a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, it was around that time and during a Christmas vacation that she first met the man who one day would become her husband and father of her children.
- Married with Children and tons of Grandchildren.
Barbara and George Herbert Walker Bush were engaged for two years, before getting married. Before their nuptials, the torpedo bomber pilot went off to World War II, then two weeks after he came back from the war, George and Barbara were married on January 6, 1945.
They welcomed their first child George Walker Bush in 1946; then came Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush born in 1949; in 1953, John Ellis “Jeb” Bush was born and Neil Mallon Pierce Bush two years after him. The two youngest Bush children were Marvin Pierce Bush born in1956 and Dorothy Bush Koch born 1959.
Their daughter Robin was four years old when she died of leukemia in 1953.