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Laura W. Bush

First Lady of the United States (2001-2009)

Beloved leader and champion for education, global healthcare innovations, and human rights.

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One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, for decades Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, and human rights. She has traveled to more than seventy-six countries, including two historic solo trips to Afghanistan, and has launched groundbreaking education and healthcare programs in the U.S. and abroad.

The author of the bestselling memoir, Spoken From The Heart, and bestselling children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard, Mrs. Bush also founded both the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. Today, as the Chair of the Woman’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served in America’s military.

Born in Midland, Texas to Jenna and Harold Welch, Laura Bush holds a degree in education and a master’s degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, and worked as a public school librarian. In 1977, she married George W. Bush. President and Mrs. Bush are the parents of twin daughters: Barbara, married to Craig Coyne, and Jenna, married to Henry Hager. The Bushes also are the proud grandparents of Margaret Laura “Mila” and Poppy Louise Hager. The Bush family also includes two cats, Bob and Bernadette, as well as Freddy the dog.

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Mrs. Bush’s speech was amazing and the way she endorsed our agency and spoke as an advocate for our participants was unbelievable. I can tell she put great thought and effort into her address to our supporters.

Non-Profit

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Mrs. Bush was phenomenal. Sarasota is still talking about her wit, charm and intelligence. It was a home run.

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Mrs. Bush was wonderful. I cannot tell you how smoothly everything went— from the photos to her very inspiring/interesting presentation. Everyone was so impressed with this former First Lady— she was excellent.

Fraternal/Membership Organization

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Mrs. Bush did an amazing job and the audience loved her! What a gracious and welcoming person. We were honored to have met her.

Human Resources

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Mrs. Bush was wonderful! She was very warm, personable, engaging, and humorous! We had a capacity crowd and her message was well received!

Universities & Colleges

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The insight, humor, and gracious spirit of Laura W. Bush made a lasting impression on us. It was an honor to have her among us.

Universities & Colleges

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Mrs. Bush will definitely be the highlight of our school year! She was amazing–gracious and sweet natured and so incredibly easy to work with. We were so impressed that she tailored her speech to our district.

Education Programs

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Laura W. Bush was an exceptional speaker. Her blend of humor, commentary, and solemnity were well balanced. She was everything we hoped she would be.

Education Programs

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Laura W. Bush is so personable and all of our donors really enjoyed her speech. Many of them commented on her great sense of humor!

Health Care

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Laura Bush is truly a wonderful humanitarian and ambassador. The event made for a special day and will lead us to the next level. I look forward to working with WSB in another future endeavor.

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