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Barbara Pierce Bush

by James L from Pennsylvania

"War is not nice."
Barbara Bush (http://www.dcrw.org/images/barbara_bush_400a.jpg)
Barbara Bush (http://www.dcrw.org/images/barbara_bush_400a.jpg)

In honor of Barbara Bush, I did research about this hero in “Biography Today.” I chose Barbara Pierce Bush because I didn’t know anything about her and wanted to learn. After the research I was glad I did because I learned so much about her.

Who knew such a normal beginning would give the world such a hero? Barbara was born in NYC, NY on June 8th, 1925 to Marvin and Pauline (Robinson) Pierce.

The foundation of heroism is education. Barbara went to many schools. She went to Public school (6 years), Rye Country Day School (4 more grades), exclusive boarding school to complete secondary education, Ashley Hall in Charleston, SC, and Smith College in Northampton, MA.

Hard work contributes to heroism. Her career highlights were Promotion of Literacy, overcoming her son’s dyslexia, honorary chairperson of the Barbara Bush Foundation for literacy, sponsor of the Laubach Literacy Volunteers, honorary chairperson of the National Advisory Council of Literacy Volunteers of America, the National Committee on Literacy and Education of the United Way, and the Reading is Fundamental Advisory Council. She serves in an honorary capacity on the boards of the National Association of Partners in Education, the Business Council for Effective Literacy, the Washington Parent Group Fund, Leukemia Society of America, the Washington Home, the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Children's Oncology Services of Metropolitan Washington, and finally the Girl Scouts of America.

Barbara Bush White House Portrait (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Barbara_Bush.jpg)
Barbara Bush White House Portrait (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Barbara_Bush.jpg)

Barbara Bush is important to mankind and changed the world. Barbara was famous for being married to former president, George H.W. Bush, and being the mother of the former president, George W. Bush. She is also famous for doing lots of charity work.

Page created on 12/10/2009 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 11/11/2018 6:51:38 PM

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Wikipedia - Wikipedia's site for Barbara Bush
The White House - Official White House page for Barbara Bush