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Jenna Welch Hager (Bush)

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Laura Bush (Welch), First Lady of the United States
Wife of Private
Mother of Private and Private
Sister of Barbara Pierce Bush

Occupation: Teacher, Author
Managed by: Meredith Arnold
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Immediate Family

About Jenna Hager

Twin of Barbara Pierce Bush

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bush was named after her maternal grandmother, Jenna Hawkins Welch.[4] Bush was educated at several primary and secondary schools. In Dallas, Texas, she and her sister attended Preston Hollow Elementary School and then The Hockaday School. In 1994, after her father was elected Governor of Texas and the family moved to Austin, Texas, Bush was a student at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. She attended Austin High School from 1996 until her graduation in 2000.[5] She attended The University of Texas at Austin. She was a legacy member of Kappa Alpha Theta, both her mother and twin sister's sorority. While at University of Texas, Jenna and her sister Barbara made national headlines when they were both arrested for alcohol related charges twice within 5 weeks.


Before leaving Washington, D.C. in Summer 2006, Bush taught at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School for a year and a half.[10] She took a leave of absence from the Charter School teaching position to work at a shelter as part of an internship for UNICEF's Educational Policy Department in Latin America, specifically in Panama.[11][12] After her internship for UNICEF, Bush returned to her teaching position at the charter school in Washington, D.C.[13] She currently works as a reading coordinator at a school in Baltimore, Maryland, and will be contributing a monthly news story about education for the Today show.[14]


Jenna Bush (left), with her mother, her twin sister, and Elmo, at the Sesame Workshop Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner

In 2007, Bush began marketing a book proposal with the assistance of Robert B. Barnett, a Washington attorney.[15] The title of the book is Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope and it chronicles her experiences working with UNICEF sponsored charities in Latin America, including visits to drought stricken Paraguay in 2006, while working as an intern for United Nations Children's Fund.[16][17][18][19] HarperCollins announced in March 2007 it would publish the book and it was released September 28, 2007, with an initial printing of 500,000 copies.[20] Her share of the profits will go to UNICEF; the remainder will go to the woman whose life is the basis of the book, assisting in the young woman's continuing education.[21] During the book tour, to promote the book, Bush appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show; during the interview Jenna telephoned her parents.[22][23] Bush wrote a second book, in conjunction with her mother, which is designed to encourage children to read.[24] The book, entitled Read All About It!, was published on April 22, 2008, also by HarperCollins.[25]

Hager has declined to discuss her father's policies and ideology on HIV, family planning, and the United Nations generally, specifically the withholding of funds from United Nations Population Fund's HIV prevention programs in 2007.[26] She has said that "I'm not my dad," and "I can tell you that UNICEF is doing incredible work."

Engagement and marriage

Barbara Bush (left), Laura Bush, newlyweds Henry and Jenna Hager, and George W. Bush shortly after the wedding ceremony on May 10, 2008 at the Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas.

On August 15, 2007, Henry Chase Hager proposed to Jenna Bush on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine.[28][27][29][30] Jenna met Henry during her father's 2004 presidential campaign.[31] Their relationship became public when the two appeared together at a White House dinner for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in November 2005. Henry Hager is currently a graduate student in business administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He worked as a U.S. Department of Commerce aide for Carlos Gutierrez and as a White House aide for Karl Rove.[32] He is the son of former Virginia Republican Party Chairman John H. Hager, who previously served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and as the U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary under George W. Bush.[33] The wedding occurred during a private ceremony on May 10, 2008 at her parents' Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas. On June 21, 2008, President Bush hosted a wedding reception for Jenna and Henry at the White House. The guests included many Republicans, such as Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. The United States Marine Band performed.


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Jenna Hager's Timeline

November 25, 1981
Dallas, Texas, United States