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Barbara Pierce Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush at her sister's wedding
Born November 25, 1981 (1981-11-25) (age 28)
Dallas, Texas
Residence New York City, New York
Alma mater Yale University
Parents George W. Bush
Laura Bush
Relatives George H. W. Bush (grandfather)
For the wife of George H.W. Bush, see Barbara Bush.

Barbara Pierce Bush (born November 25, 1981; Dallas, Texas) is the elder of the fraternal twin daughters (the other is Jenna Bush) of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and the granddaughter of the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush. She is named after her paternal grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush.

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Father

Barbara Bush's father is George W Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America.

Biography

Barbara Pierce Bush was born at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.[1] When the family lived in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, she and her twin sister, Jenna, attended Preston Hollow Elementary School; Laura Bush served on Preston Hollow's Parent Teachers Association at that time.[2] Later, she and Jenna attended The Hockaday School in Dallas. When her father became Governor of Texas in 1994, Barbara attended St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas. In 1996, Barbara began attending Austin High School, graduating with the class of 2000.[3]

She attended Yale University where she was a legacy member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority (her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush, and her twin sister Jenna are also members of Kappa Alpha Theta). On April 29, 2001, Bush was charged with a Class C misdemeanor for being in the possession of alcohol under the age 21 in Austin. On May 29, 2001, Bush was charged with another misdemeanor — attempting to use a fake ID (with the name Barbara Pierce, her paternal grandmother's maiden name) to purchase alcohol. She pleaded no contest to both misdemeanors.[4]

Jenna and Barbara Bush with their parents George W. Bush and Laura Bush

Barbara lives in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.[5] Recently she has been working for a Smithsonian museum in New York, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.[6][7] Previously, Barbara had been working with AIDS patients in Africa, in Tanzania, South Africa, and Botswana, among other places, through a program sponsored by the Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine's International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative[8][9][10][11] She currently works for a public health-focused non-profit, Global Health Corps.[12]

Media coverage

Barbara Bush (second left) at the Vatican with Pope Benedict XVI

Barbara's graduation from Yale in May 2004 was given heavy media coverage. She and Jenna made several media appearances that summer prior to the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, including giving a speech to the Republican Convention on August 31.[13] The two took turns traveling to swing states with their father and also gave a seven-page interview and photo shoot in Vogue.[14] Barbara joined her mother on diplomatic trips to Liberia in January 2006 to attend the inauguration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and to Vatican City to meet with Pope Benedict XVI in February 2006.

References

  1. ^ Whitfield, Jonathan M. (2004-07-17). "Neonatal care at Baylor University Medical Center: You've come a long way, baby!". http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1200659. Retrieved 2007-10-02.  
  2. ^ Pulle, Matt. [http://www.dallasobserver.com/2007-01-11/news/split-decision/1 " Dallas Observer, January 11, 2007.
  3. ^ Associated Press (2000-04-04). "Bush used private school option". http://quest.cjonline.com/stories/040400/gen_private.shtml. Retrieved 2006-08-22.  
  4. ^ "Alcohol sentence for Bush daughter". BBC. June 8, 2001. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1379000.stm.  
  5. ^ "SECURE LOCATION". New York Post Online Edition. 2006-11-09. http://www.nypost.com/seven/11092006/gossip/pagesix/secure_location_pagesix_.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-24.  
  6. ^ Argetsinger, Amy & Roxanne Roberts."First Twin Jenna Bush may leave D.C. social scene", Washington Post, July 3, 2006.
  7. ^ Minzesheimer, Bob. Jenna Bush embarks on book 'Journey', USA Today, March 6, 2007.
  8. ^ Dana Milbank (2004-05-24). "Telephoto Finish: The Bush Twins Graduate From College, and Private Life". Washington Post: p. Page C01. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50537-2004May23.html. Retrieved 2007-01-24.  
  9. ^ Jennifer Loven (2005-07-14). "Bush twins not deterred by shutterbugs". Independent Online (Pty) Ltd. "IOL". http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=68&art_id=qw1121318105164R131. Retrieved 2007-01-24.  
  10. ^ John Donnelly (2005-07-06). "Bush daughter is said to volunteer in S. Africa". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/world/africa/articles/2005/07/06/bush_daughter_is_said_to_volunteer_in_s_africa/?page=full. Retrieved 2007-01-24.  
  11. ^ "Bush's Daughter to Intern for Baylor College of Medicine's International Pediatric AIDS Initiative Clinics in Africa". Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report. 2004-05-25. http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?hint=1&DR_ID=23889. Retrieved 2007-01-25.  
  12. ^ "Playing House in the White House". The Wall Street Journal. 2009-01-20. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123239885943895155.html?mod=rss_Today%27s_Most_Popular. Retrieved 2009-01-20.  
  13. ^ "Remarks by Barbara and Jenna Bush to the 2004 Republican National Convention". The Washington Post. 2004-08-31. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A51005-2004Aug31.html. Retrieved 2007-01-24.  
  14. ^ Julia Reed (August 2004). "Jenna and Barbara Bush: Sister Act" ( – Scholar search). Vogue. http://www.style.com/vogue/feature/071404/page2.html.  

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Simple English

For the wife of President Herbert Walker Bush and mother of President George W. Bush, see Barbara Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush was born November 25, 1981 at Baylor University Medical Center in Texas. She is the older of two fraternal twin girls born to George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. Her sister is Jenna Bush. Barbara was named after her grandmother, the former first lady, Barbara Bush.

Barbara graduated from Yale in 2004, after which she spent some time working in the re-election campaign of her father. .








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