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Laura Welch Bush is the wife of President George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States.
BirthdayNovember 4, 1946
ParentsHarold Welch, home builder
Jenna Welch, bookkeeper
Elementary SchoolJames Bowie Elementary School in Midland, Texas
Favorite TeacherMrs. Gnagy, her second grade teacher
Favorite Subject in SchoolReading
Childhood and youth activities"Teaching" her dolls to read
CollegeSouthern Methodist University, bachelor's degree in education
Graduate SchoolUniversity of Texas, master's degree in library science
Career and Public ServicePublic school teacher and librarian for school districts in Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas
First Lady of Texas
GoalsOne of Mrs. Bush's goals is to help create more opportunities for men and women to enter the teaching profession. From recent college graduates, to mid-level professionals, to retired military personnel, Mrs. Bush is encouraging citizens to bring their talents and experience to classrooms across our nation, especially to disadvantaged public schools in urban and rural communities, where the need is greatest.
Dream for ChildrenMrs. Bush hopes that every child will learn to read.
Brain ChallengeWho was Mrs. Bush's favorite teacher?
What was Mrs. Bush's profession?
How long have President and Mrs. Bush been married?
Name a pastime Mrs. Bush enjoys.
What is Mrs. Bush's primary goal.
Challenge Question:What is library science? Share your answers with a parent, teacher or other adult.
PastimesReading, gardening, walking
Book for young children:Officer Buckle and Gloria, by Peggy Rathmann
Books for older children:Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder,
Cadie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink and
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Married to George W. Bush since 1977
ChildrenTwin daughters, Jenna and Barbara, who graduated from college in May, 2004
PetsDogs: Barney and Miss Beazley, Scottish Terriers
Cat: India, a black cat