AP PHOTOS: Former first lady Barbara Bush through the years

April 20, 2018
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FILE - In this 1990 file photo, first lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in Washington. Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018. She was 92. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America’s most recent political families. She also shared a distinction with one of its first.

Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.

She and George H.W. Bush made presidential history in another way, too. The Bushes had the longest marriage of any presidential couple in American history. They were married on Jan. 6, 1945.

“I had the best job in America,” she wrote in a 1994 memoir describing her time in the White House. “Every single day was interesting, rewarding, and sometimes just plain fun.”

A public viewing was being held Friday at the Houston church where she and her husband attended services. Her funeral, by invitation-only, will be held Saturday.

Here’s a collection of images chronicling the former first lady’s life and times.


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