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Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States
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About Barbara Pierce Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush is the elder of the fraternal twin daughters (the other is Jenna Hager, née 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.

Barbara Pierce Bush was born at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. 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. 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.

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.

Barbara lives in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Recently she has been working for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, a subsidiary of the Smithsonian Institution. Previously, she 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. She is the founder and president of a public health-focused non-profit, Global Health Corps.

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. The two took turns traveling to swing states with their father and also gave a seven-page interview and photo shoot in Vogue. 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.

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The elder of the fraternal twin daughters of U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. Sister of Jenna Welch Hager, together they are known as the First Twins, both because they are the children of the U.S. President and because they are the first twin children of a sitting president. Barbara is named after her paternal grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush. Barbara Bush was born at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Jenna and Barbara Bush with their parents George W. Bush and Laura BushWhen the family lived in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas, she and her sister 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. She attended Yale where she was a legacy member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority (her mother, First Lady Laura Bush, is also a member 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.

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

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Twin sister of Jenna Welch Hager (Bush) --------------------

Barbara Pierce Welch Bush (born November 25, 1981; Dallas, Texas) is the elder of the fraternal twin daughters (the other is Jenna Hager, née 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, and his wife Barbara Bush, after whom she was named.

Barbara Pierce Bush was born at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. 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. 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. 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. Barbara lives in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Recently she has been working for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, a subsidiary of the Smithsonian Institution. Previously, she 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. She is the founder and president of a public health-focused non-profit, Global Health Corps.

Jenna and Barbara Bush with their parents George W. Bush and Laura Bush In 2009, Global Health Corps won a prestigious Draper Richards Foundation Fellowship. http://www.draperrichards.org/fellows/globalhealth.html In 2011, Bush released a video calling on New York State to legalize same-sex marriage. "'I am Barbara Bush, and I am a New Yorker for marriage equality,' she says in the brief message, sponsored by an advocacy group. 'New York is about fairness and equality. And everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love.'" Bush joined other children of prominent Republican politicians—including Meghan McCain and Mary Cheney—in endorsing gay marriage.

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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.[15] The two took turns traveling to swing states with their father and also gave a seven-page interview and photo shoot in Vogue.[16][17] 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.

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Barbara Pierce Bush's Timeline

1981
November 25, 1981
Dallas, Texas, United States
2005
May 4, 2005
- June 5, 2012
Age 23
2012
June, 2012
- July 1, 2013
Age 30