Famous People from Midland County Texas
Bush (Barbara Pierce) was born at New York–Presbyterian Hospital
Queens on East 15th Street in Manhattan, New York, on June 8, 1925.
She met George Herbert Walker Bush at the age of sixteen, and the
two married in Rye, New York in 1945.
George and Barbara had their first child while
George was a student at Yale University. The young family soon moved
to Odessa, Texas, where George entered the oil business. They moved
to in Midland,
Texas, in 1950. Their second son, Jeb was born on February
11, 1953; as George Bush entered political life, Barbara raised
their children. While in Texas, in 1959, George Bush was elected
Harris County Republican Party chairman, in the first of what would
become many elections. His first run for a prominent political
office was in 1964, for U.S. Senator from Texas and although he
lost, the exposure of the Bush family put George and Barbara Bush on
the national scene.
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