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.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (H37-01)

The Bush family has an esteemed tradition of public service. President George W. Bush’s father, George H. W. 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. 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). In 1953, Robin, the Bush's first daughter, died 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.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (P42733-170)

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. Barbara and Jenna were born in 1981 in Dallas. Jenna married Henry Chase Hager in 2008 at her parents’ Prairie Chapel Ranch. The Bush family also includes several pets.

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