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About Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush is a former First Lady.

Personal Biography

Barbara Pierce is the daughter of the publisher of McCall's magazine. She married George H.W. Bush in January 1945 when he returned a hero from World War II. Barbara Bush and her husband spent four years in the White House, from 1989 to 1993. During that time, she disclosed she was suffering from an overactive thyroid ailment known as Graves' disease, which causes teary eyes and double vision.


Barbara Bush, in November 2009 underwent a emergency surgery for a perforated ulcer at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Barbara Bush underwent a valve replacement surgery on March 11, 2009 at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. She is discharged from the hospital two days later.

Barbara Bush in News

XPRIZE And Barbara Bush Foundation Set Sights on Empowering 36 Million U.S. Adults Through Literacy
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Milken Institute Global Conference -- the Place Where the World Connects -- Will Livestream Additional Panels
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - April 28, 2015) - The Milken Institute Global Conference will share panel sessions via livestream today and tomorrow at Here are the panels that will streamed and the approximate start times:

Where the World Connects: Milken Institute Global Conference Marries the Power of Convening With the Power of Ideas
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - With the world full of complex challenges and no shortage of conferences that ponder them, the Milken Institute Global Conference is unique in its determination to drive change. For the 18thyear, Global Conference will bring together leading thinkers, visionaries and decision makers to find common solutions to shared problems.

Portland, Maine Hotel's New Fundraising Campaign Gives Children New Hope
As the holiday season gets underway, people are more than ever reminded of the need to help one another. And the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront hotel has a new campaign that makes giving back easy to do

Neuhaus Education Center Launches Innovative Multi-Platform Reading Program
Neuhaus Education Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting reading success and literacy locally and nationally, announced today the launch of Neuhaus Academy -- an innovative program that provides free self-paced instruction in multiple formats to meet individual learning needs.

Texas Medical Center and Ayasdi to Create a World-Class Center for Complex Data Research and Innovation
Ayasdi ( announced that the Texas Medical Center (TMC), one of the largest medical centers in the world with more than 50 medicine-related institutions and over seven million annual patient visits, has selected Ayasdi as part of its vision to revolutionize patient care, translational medicine, and clinical research

Bush unveils official portrait at White House and steals spotlight with gibes
Although White House belongs to Barack Obama now, his predecessor and political foil George W Bush stole the show on Thursday with his wisecracks and grin.

Ex US President Bush endorses Romney for White House race
Former American president George Bush has endorsed Republican candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for the White House race.

Plastic Bag Collection Events Tip the Scales on America Recycles Day
Plastic bag recycling took on an educational and festive flair in schools, village squares, college campuses and retail store parking lots during America Recycles Day 2011, as community groups in 35 states embraced the message that plastic bags should not be treated like trash

Laura Bush tried to change hubby's style
Laura Bush, wife of former US president George Bush, joked about her husband's sense of style and her futile efforts to change it.

George, Barbara Bush to skip granddaughter Lauren's wedding to David Lauren
Former US President George H W Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush have announced that they won't be able to attend their granddaughter Lauren's wedding to David Lauren on September 4.

New York's decision to legalize 'gay marriage' may act as roadmap for other states
New York's move to legalize gay marriage provides a roadmap for similar victory for groups in other states, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign has said.

Ex-colleague says Palin should be allowed to reveal her multiple flaws
A former colleague of Sarah Palin, Nicolle Wallace, has become the latest senior Republican to state that she has multiple flaws

Sarah Palin blasts Michelle Obama, Barbara Bush
Sarah Palin has slammed Michelle Obama for her campaign against childhood obesity and dismissed Barbara Bush as one of the "blue bloods" trying to fix the political system.

Sarah Palin refers to Bush family as 'blue-bloods'
In an interview, Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has dismissed the criticism of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who recently said that Palin stay in Alaska rather than run for president, referring to the Bush family as "blue-bloods."

Housekeeper put foetus in jar, not Barbara Bush
During a recent interview, Barbara Bush dispelled George W. Bush's notion that it was she who showed him a foetus in a jar after her miscarriage.

Barbara Bush hopes 'beautiful' Sarah Palin 'stays in Alaska'
Former First Lady Barbara Bush has said that she 'hopes' Sarah Palin stays in Alaska.

First Ladies Join The Heart Truth(R) to Raise Women's Heart Disease Awareness
The Heart Truth® campaign to raise awareness about women's heart disease takes the spotlight at The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, where The Heart Truth Founding Ambassador Laura Bush recently unveiled the latest installment of the First Ladies Red Dress Collection

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