Bush, George Walker: Laura Bush

Laura Bush

His wife, Laura Lane Bush, 1946–, b. Midland, Tex., as Laura Lane Welch, B.A. Southern Methodist Univ., 1968, M.A. Univ. of Texas, 1972, worked as as an elementary-school librarian. She married George W. Bush in 1977 and had twin daughters in 1981. When her husband was governor of Texas (1994–2000), she promoted literacy and early-childhood education, and she continued her focus on these while her husband was president.

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