"She said her mind", Laura Bush said. No one will be surprised to learn that she was very keen on Mary Higgins Clark and other popular crime novelists, but she was also an admirer of Kazuo Ishiguro and Elizabeth Jane Howard. "Focusing on the family is the best place to start to make this country more literate, and I still feel that being more literate will help us solve so numerous other problems facing our society", she wrote in her 1994 memoir. Robin passed away with her mother and father by her side. He was a U.S. representative for Texas, UN ambassador, Republican Party chairman, ambassador to China and Central Intelligence Agency director. Jeb won a second term in 2002, and then made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. He left office in 1993 after losing a re-election bid to Bill Clinton. Their backgrounds could not have been more different - her father was a very poor farmer in rural MI - but the many things Ruth Bond and Barbara Bush shared seem somehow more important.
She is the only other woman to have been the wife and mother of presidents. She was instrumental in the appointment of the only black in Bush's Cabinet, Dr. Louis Sullivan, whom she came to know from her work at [Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine]. Despite her health problems, she continued to make public appearances.
She also was not shy about the possibility of a female president, disarming a Wellesley College audience at a 1990 appearance protested by some on campus who questioned her credentials to address female graduates aiming for the workplace.
President Barack Obama, who succeeded Mr. "Long after I am gone", she said, "this hospital will be there with my name".
Barbara Pierce was born June 8, 1925, in NY and raised in the upscale town of Rye.
In recent years I have found it hard to look at Mrs. Bush worked tirelessly to fight leukemia. He had flown 58 combat missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery.
The pair met as teenagers, engaged before WWII and married in 1945.
Her son, George W. Bush wrote, "our souls are settled because we know hers was". Dad, of course, was available, but he was a busy guy. "She was the sergeant", George W. Bush told CNN in 2016.
State-affiliated newspaper Al Anbaa published an appreciation of the former first lady online with the headline: "Barbara Bush: First Lady Who Knew about the Kuwait Liberation Zero Hour".
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Bush, 92, is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital. She has had a series of recent hospitalizations, but the family did not provide details about her condition.
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She added that she was anxious about the "appearance of fairness", given the stakes. "This has to be done right", she said. Referring to Trump, McKay said: "His attorney-client privilege is no stronger than anyone else who seeks legal advice".
The condolence book will be at the White House Visitor Center, steps from the White House, at 1450 Pennsylvania Ave.
The foundation she started while her husband was in the White House still funds literacy programs across America. "Without hesitation, Barbara welcomed us into her family's home and gave my son, at the time three or four years old, the same toys to play with that her family's children played with", he said.
"The thing that struck me the most is that she was a tiny little lady".
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On the death of the former first lady announced via Twitter the official family spokesperson Jim McGrath.
I suppose some obituary writers will hope to claim her for conservatism. "I'm not insane about what he says about women".
By her own reckoning, or anyone else's, Barbara Bush's was a life exceptionally well lived. She had open-heart surgery in 2009 and in 2008 underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer.
She had been hospitalised multiple times throughout the year due to complications involving chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure.
After retiring to Houston, the Bushes helped raise funds for charities and appeared frequently at events such as Houston Astros baseball games. Bush and her husband regularly attended. Mrs.