Laura Bush Biography
(Former First Lady of the United States (2001-2009))
Birthday: November 4, 1946 (Scorpio)
Born In: Midland, Texas, United States
Laura Lane Welch Bush, popularly known as Laura Bush, is the wife of the 43rd U. S. President George W. Bush and was the First Lady of the country from 2001-2009. She grew up in a religious and educated business-class family, in a household that placed more than usual importance on reading and education. She graduated from the University of Texas and worked as a teacher and librarian for many years. But getting married to George W. Bush in the late ‘70s changed her life forever as she was suddenly brought into the public limelight and expected to make a difference to the country in the role of the First Lady. Laura was reluctant about making her life public in the beginning but steadily started using her powerful status in working towards the concerns that were close to her heart, like, development of children, spreading literacy, spreading awareness about the matters that concerned women’s health like breast cancer, etc. She did not only raise these matters in America but took these concerns to other countries as well, like, Middle East, Africa, etc. She started many literacy programmes, help built libraries and founded educational institutes. Bush’s stabilizing effect on her husband’s private life is quite openly known - she helped him in consolidating his public image by working hand in hand with him.