Laura Bush facts for kids
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|First Lady of the United States|
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Hillary Rodham Clinton|
|Succeeded by||Michelle Obama|
|First Lady of Texas|
January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
|Preceded by||David Richards (First Gentleman)|
|Succeeded by||Anita Thigpen Perry|
Laura Lane Welch
November 4, 1946
|Spouse(s)||George W. Bush|
|Children||Barbara and Jenna Bush|
|Parents||Harold Welch and Jenna Hawkins|
|Alma mater||Southern Methodist University (SMU) University of Texas at Austin|
|Occupation||Author, Teacher, Librarian|
Laura Bush (born Laura Lane Welch on November 4, 1946 in Midland, Texas) was the First Lady (The President's Wife) of the United States from 2001 to 2009. She is the wife of George W. Bush, who was the President then.
Laura was born at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas, Mrs. Bush is the only child of Harold Bruce Welch (1912-1995) and Jenna Louise Hawkins (born 1919). Laura and George met and married in 1977. She is the mother of Barbara and Jenna Bush, who were born in 1981. Before she became First Lady she worked as a librarian and a school teacher in Dallas and Austin, Texas.
Images for kids
Bush appearing alongside Bill Clinton in New York, September 20, 2006
Laura Bush and Michelle Obama on November 10, 2008. The two First Ladies formed a friendship.
Laura Bush with husband Governor George W. (right) and father-in-law George H. W. (left) at the dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library, 1997
Romanian children greet President and Mrs. Bush upon their landing in Bucharest, 2002
Laura's husband, President George W. Bush, is sworn into a second term on January 20, 2005, by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, as Laura Bush and daughters Barbara and Jenna look on.
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