Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1925
Date of Death: 2018
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Episcopalian
Occupation: Socialite, Author of Non-Fiction
Parents: Marvin Pierce,
Pauline Robinson Pierce
Spouse: George H. W. Bush
Children: George W. Bush and five others
Political Party: Republican Party
Political Office(s): First Lady of the United States
Turtledove Appearances:
Type of Appearance: Oblique contemporary reference
Barbara Pierce Bush (June 8, 1925 - April 17, 2018) is the wife of the 41st US President George H. W. Bush and, as such, served as the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is also the mother of George W. Bush, who served as the 43rd President from 2001 to 2009. During her husband's vice presidency, she served as the Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

Barbara Bush in "Bedfellows"Edit

After W married O in a civil ceremony in Boston, W realized that he needed to take O to meet his father and mother, who were quite straight and conservative. W jokingly suggested that O should wear a burka to the meeting.[1]


  1. See e.g.: Atlantis and Other Places, pgs. 73-74, HC.
Political offices
Preceded by
Joan Mondale
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Marilyn Quayle
Preceded by
Nancy Reagan
First Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Hillary Clinton