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Laura Welch Bush (née Laura Lane Welch; born November 4, 1946) is an American educator who was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2009.wikipedia
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Laura Welch Bush (née Laura Lane Welch; born November 4, 1946) is an American educator who was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2009.
Bush married Laura Welch in 1977 and unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives shortly thereafter.

Midland, Texas

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Born in Midland, Texas, Bush graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in education, and took a job as a second grade teacher.
It is the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush, and the onetime home of former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

First Lady of the United States

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Laura Welch Bush (née Laura Lane Welch; born November 4, 1946) is an American educator who was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2009.
There are four living former first ladies: Rosalynn Carter, wife of Jimmy Carter; Hillary Clinton, wife of Bill Clinton; Laura Bush, wife of George W. Bush; and Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama.

National Book Festival

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She continued to advance her trademark interests of education and literacy by establishing the annual National Book Festival in 2001, and encouraged education on a worldwide scale. In 2001, to promote reading and education, she partnered with the Library of Congress to launch the annual National Book Festival.
The National Book Festival is a literary festival in the United States organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, founded by Laura Bush and James H. Billington in 2001.

Spoken from the Heart

In her book Spoken from the Heart she says that the crash caused her to lose her faith "for many, many years".
Spoken from the Heart is a memoir by United States First Lady Laura Bush.

Robert E. Lee High School (Midland, Texas)

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She attended James Bowie Elementary School, San Jacinto Junior High School, and Robert E. Lee High School in Midland.

Jenna Bush Hager

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On November 25, 1981, Laura Bush gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna.
Hager and her twin sister, Barbara, are daughters of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

Barbara Bush (born 1981)

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On November 25, 1981, Laura Bush gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna.
She and her fraternal twin sister Jenna are the daughters of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

2000 Republican National Convention

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In 1999–2000, she aided her husband in campaigning for the presidency in a number of ways, such as delivering a keynote address at the 2000 Republican National Convention, which gained her national attention.

First inauguration of George W. Bush

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She became First Lady after her husband was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2001.
On the eve of the inauguration, there was a celebration for U.S. authors hosted by Laura Bush at DAR Constitution Hall.

Bush family

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Located in Kennebunkport, Maine, the compound is where Bush family gatherings have been held for nearly 100 years.

Barbara Bush

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It is an exhibit containing red suits worn by former First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush meant to raise awareness by highlighting America's first ladies.
Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, and fellow First Ladies Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush (also, Daughter-in-Law), and Hillary Clinton were notable representatives who attended the service.

National Anthem Project

To promote American patriotic heritage in schools, she helped launch the National Anthem Project.
A former First Lady, Laura Bush served as honorary chairperson, with country music's The Oak Ridge Boys as the official musical ambassadors.

2008 Republican National Convention

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In September 2008, Bush spoke during the first night of the 2008 Republican National Convention, her joint appearance with Cindy McCain geared toward raising hurricane relief funds for victims of Hurricane Gustav.

The Heart Truth

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She also advanced women's causes through The Heart Truth and Susan G. Komen for the Cure organizations.
Former First Lady Laura Bush has been the ambassador for The Heart Truth since 2003.

University of Texas at Austin

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After attaining her master's degree in library science at the University of Texas at Austin, she was employed as a librarian.
Former First Lady Laura Bush '73 and daughter Jenna '04 both graduated from Texas, as well as former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson '33 & '34 and her eldest daughter Lynda.

First Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas

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Bush previously served as First Lady of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

Library of Congress

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In 2001, to promote reading and education, she partnered with the Library of Congress to launch the annual National Book Festival.

Presidential portraits of George W. and Laura Bush

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On May 31 2012 Bush and her husband unveiled [[John Howard Sanden's Portraits of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Welch Bush|their official portraits]] painted by John Howard Sanden in a ceremony at the White House attended by several members of their family and former members of the Bush administration.
Portraits of the former President of the United States George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush were painted by the American portrait artist John Howard Sanden in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Houston Independent School District

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She then taught for three years at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, a Houston Independent School District school in Houston, until 1972.

George W. Bush Presidential Center

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In April 2013, Bush was in attendance at a news conference, where she said the recently built George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum was not a monument for her husband but instead a representation of the White House and the struggles of America during his tenure.
It will be the future resting place of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States (2001–2009), and his wife Laura Bush.

Michelle Obama

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A 2014 poll which asked who was the most popular First Lady in the past 25 years found Bush ranked in fourth place (out of 4 candidates), behind Hillary Clinton, mother-in-law Barbara and direct successor Michelle Obama.
She is the third First Lady with a postgraduate degree, after her two immediate predecessors, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush.

Kappa Alpha Theta

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She graduated from Lee in 1964 and went on to attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Some notable alumni of Kappa Alpha Theta include Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush, Tory Burch, Amy Holmes and Sheryl Crow.

Lady Bird Johnson

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It is an exhibit containing red suits worn by former First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush meant to raise awareness by highlighting America's first ladies.
Johnson was acquainted with a long span of fellow First Ladies, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Laura Bush.

2004 Republican National Convention

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She advocated for his re-election in a speech at the 2004 Republican National Convention, and was credited with having raised $15 million for her husband's campaign as well as the Republican Party while still succeeding in keeping a separate schedule that allowed for her to tend to the traditional duties she had as First Lady.