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Career

Government of the United States of America
19891993
Former First Lady of the United States Washington, District of Columbia USA

Directorships

2003–present
AmeriCares Stamford, Connecticut USA Ambassador-At-Large, Advisory Committee
19932001
Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota USA Member of Board of Directors

Accomplishments of note

2004
Author, nonfiction: First Mom: The Wit and Wisdom of Barbara Bush Publisher: Rugged Land / New York, New York USA with William Adler
2003
Author, autobiography: Reflections: Life After the White House Publisher: Scribner /New York, New York USA
1994
Author, autobiography: Barbara Bush: A Memoir Publisher: Scribner /New York, New York USA
1990
Author, New York Times bestseller nonfiction: Millie's Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush Publisher: William Morrow & Co / New York, New York USA with Millie, the Bush’s dog
1984
Author, nonfiction: C. Fred's Story Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA with C. Fred Bush, the Bush’s dog

Community

Community service

1990–present
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Tallahassee, Florida USA Founder

Community honors and awards

1997
Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged Miss America Organization For her work with literacy programs
Life Member Texas Federation of Republican Women
1995
Free Spirit Award Freedom Forum
1995
Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged Jefferson Awards Foundation For public service
1987
Distinguished American Woman College of Mount Saint Joseph
1986
Woman of the Year Award USA
1986
Distinguished Leadership Award United Negro College Fund
1984
National Outstanding Mother of the Year Orlando Sentinal
1977
Honored as a founding member Magic Circle Republican Women's Club / Houston, Texas USA
Nationality
American
Politics
Republican
Denomination
Presbyterian
Hobbies
Reading, gardening, needlepoint

Education

College
Smith College Northampton, Massachusetts USA 19431944
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2006
George Washington University Washington, District of Columbia USA Doctor of Public Service
2003
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Portland, Maine USA L.H.D. Doctor of Humane Letters
2001
Wake Forest University Winston Salem, North Carolina USA Doctor of Humanities
1997
Hofstra University Hempstead & Uniondale, New York USA Doctorate
1993
Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
1991
Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts USA Doctor of Public Service
1991
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws
1987
Howard University Washington, District of Columbia USA Doctor of Humanities
1989
Smith College Northampton, Massachusetts USA L.H.D. Doctor of Humane Letters
1981
Mount Vernon College Washington, District of Columbia USA Doctor of Public Service

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
June 8, 1925
Gender
Female
Place of birth
Rye, New York USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1945–present
George Herbert Walker Bush     6 children George W. Bush (1946) Pauline Robinson Bush (1949–1953) Jeb Bush (1953) Neil Bush (1955) Marvin Bush (1956) Dorothy (Bush) Koch (1959)

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
14 Barbara Pierce Bush (1981), Jenna Welch (Bush) Hager (1981), George P. Bush (1976), Noelle Bush (1977), John Ellis Jeb Bush, Jr. (1983), Lauren (Bush) Lauren (1984), Pierce Mallon Bush (1986), Ashley Walker Bush (1989), Marshall Bush (1986, adopted), Charles Walker Bush (1990, adopted), Sam LeBlond (1985), Ellie LeBlond (1988), Robert Koch (1994), Gigi Koch (1997)
Great-grandchildren
4

Parents

Father
Marvin Pierce (1893–1969)
Mother
Pauline (Robinson) Pierce (1896–1949)

Grandparents

Father's father
Scott PIERCE
Father's mother
Mabel (Marvin) Pierce
Mother's father
James E. ROBINSON
Mother's mother
Lula (Flickinger) Robinson