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Laura Bush
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First Lady of the United States
In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Succeeded by Michelle Obama
First Lady of Texas
In office
January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
Preceded by David Richards (First Gentleman)
Succeeded by Anita Thigpen Perry
Personal details
Laura Lane Welch

November 4, 1946 (1946-11-04) (age 74)
Midland, Texas
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.

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