Laura Lane Bush (née Welch; born November 4, 1946) is an American teacher, librarian, memoirist, author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009 as the wife of President George W. Bush. She also served as the First Lady of Texas from 1995 to 2000 when her husband was governor.
|First Lady of the United States|
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Hillary Clinton|
|Succeeded by||Michelle Obama|
|First Lady of Texas|
January 17, 1995 – December 21, 2000
|Preceded by||David Richards|
|Succeeded by||Anita Thigpen Perry|
Laura Lane Welch
November 4, 1946
|Spouse(s)||George W. Bush|
|Children||Barbara and Jenna Bush|
|Parents||Harold Welch and Jenna Hawkins|
|Alma mater||Southern Methodist University (SMU) University of Texas at Austin|
Bush was born at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. She is the only child of Harold Bruce Welch and Jenna Louise Hawkins. Laura and George met and married in 1977. She is the mother of Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager who were born in 1981. Before she became First Lady she worked as a librarian and a school teacher in Dallas and Austin, Texas.
- Kessler, Ronald (2006). Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady. Crown. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-385-51897-0.