The Children of George W. Bush

Laura Bush devoted her attention to charity work and homemaking after marrying George W. Bush in 1977. Laura enhanced her reputation after George was elected governor of Texas in 1994, trying to improve literacy. She spoke out in support of the Afghan people on the radio and appeared before the Senate Committee on Education as the first lady.

In this article, know more about the children of George W. Bush.

Jenna Bush Hager

Portrait of George W. Bush daughter Jenna Bush Hager

George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager’s father, was the 43rd president of the United States. Hager taught in Baltimore and wrote Ana’s Story, a New York Times best-seller about a young woman living with HIV. She married Henry Hager in 2008 and was employed as a correspondent by Today the following year. She and Hoda Kotb have designated co-hosts of the show’s fourth hour in 2019.

Early Life

Jenna Welch Bush, born on November 25, 1981, in Dallas, Texas, to former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Laura. Jenna’s fraternal twin sister, Barbara, was born one minute later. 

Hager graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, Texas, when her father was elected president. Jenna Bush attended the University of Texas in Austin while the Bush family relocated into the White House, gaining notoriety as an underage partier. Hager was convicted of minor in possession of alcohol in April 2001. A month later, she was accused of attempting to buy a drink with her grandmother’s I.D. She filed a not guilty plea for both crimes.

Jenna graduated from U.T. with a bachelor’s degree in English and was a Kappa Alpha Theta sorority member. She and her sister spoke out in support of their father’s re-election campaign, notably at the Republican National Convention.

Early Career and Books

Hager spent a year and a half after the election teaching third grade at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Social Freedom Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. She traveled to Africa with her mother in 2006. She then worked for UNICEF as an intern, teaching throughout Latin America and visiting drought-stricken Paraguay. Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope (2007), a children’s book based on the life of a 17-year-old Latin American single mother who has developed HIV, was inspired by the trip.

Barbara Bush

Portrait of George W. Bush daughter Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush is the twin sister of novelist and media celebrity Jenna Bush Hager and the child of former U.S. President George W. Bush.

Before entering Yale University, Barbara Bush grew up in Texas as one of former President George W. Bush’s twin daughters. She was inspired by a trip to Africa to start Global Health Corps in 2008, a nonprofit dedicated to providing health care in low-income communities. Bush has also been on the boards of other notable organizations, and she and her sister, Jenna Bush Hager, have co-authored books.

Early Years

Barbara Bush was born in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 1981, one day before her twin sister Jenna. She is the child of Laura Bush and Texas Governor turned U.S. President George W. Bush and is named after her paternal grandmother, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush’s wife.

Since toddlerhood, the Bush sisters created an unshakable bond as they forged their unique identities while appearing in public together. Barbara, who resembled her quiet mother in appearance and demeanor, demonstrated a greater interest in art and design by learning to embroider and paint portraits.

Education

The twins attended Stephen F. Austin High School after attending elementary schools in Texas and Washington, D.C. Bush was a member of the cross-country team and was elected homecoming queen after being accepted into the National Honor Society.

Even though the twins went their separate ways to college —Who accepted Bush to Yale University in Connecticut and Jenna to UT-Austin – they made news in May 2001, early in their father’s presidency, for an underage drinking incident at a prominent Austin club.

 Bush stayed out of the spotlight and mainly avoided formal White House activities, except for accompanying her parents on international expeditions, as she tried to maintain an everyday college life. Before graduating with a B.A. in Humanities in 2004, she explored her creative interests by studying architecture and landing internships with Lela Rose and the Proenza Schouler brand’s creators, in addition to joining the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

In 2020, Bush received her master’s degree in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School.

Global Health Corps

Bush founded Global Health Corps (GHC) with her sister and four other women in 2008, intending to channel the abilities of young professionals from a variety of professions toward improving healthcare organizations in chosen U.S. cities and internationally. As CEO, Bush oversaw the yearly GHC fellowship classes, secured financial assistance from ExxonMobil and Bank of America, and spent many hours visiting workers and facilities worldwide.

Bush stated in January 2018 that she was transferring to the role of board chair after nearly a decade in control of the nonprofit and overseeing the deployment of more than 1,000 fellows.