President George W. Bush takes the oath of office to serve a second term as 43rd President of the United States, January 20, 2005, during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, and Jenna Bush listen as Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist administers the oath. (P44290-391)
The President & Family

The Bush Family

George W. Bush and Laura Bush at their wedding on November 5, 1977, with George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.

The Bush family has an esteemed tradition of public service. President George W. Bush’s father, George H. W. Bush, was a decorated naval pilot who flew torpedo bombers during World War II. His career in politics began in 1963 when he was elected chairman of the Harris County (Texas) Republican Party. George Bush served two terms as Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989, and served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

George H. W. Bush’s father and George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott S. Bush, served as U.S. Senator representing Connecticut from 1952 to 1963.

President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush were married in Jan. 6, 1945 and reside in Houston, Texas, and Kennebunkport, Maine. They have four sons, George W., John (Jeb), Marvin, and Neil, and one daughter, Dorothy (Doro). The Bush family's first daughter, Robin, died in 1953 at the age of four after fighting Leukemia.

George W. was Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000, and Jeb was Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush relax with their daughters, Barbara and Jenna, August 24, 2004, during an interview for People Magazine at Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas.

President George W. Bush and Laura Bush were married in 1977 and reside in Dallas and Crawford, Texas. They have twin daughters, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, born in 1981 in Dallas. Jenna married Henry Chase Hager in 2008 at her parents’ Prairie Chapel Ranch. 

In addition to Barney, a Scottish Terrier who made children around the world laugh through the Barney Cam videos, the Bush family has included several pets over the years.

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