Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

George W. Bush Museum's New Exhibit Showcases Leading First Ladies

George W. Bush Museum's New Exhibit Showcases Leading First Ladies

A family spokesman said Sunday, April 15, 2018, that the former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and won't seek additional medical treatment.

The younger Bush twin said she had "put on a show" during a family tennis tournament she had recently organized at her grandparents' summer home in Maine. In April 2018, the Bush family announced that the former First Lady had made a decision to not seek further medical treatment and had chosen "comfort care". She is the second woman in history to be both a wife and a mother of a US President after her son George W. Bush was elected as the 43rd President. "And what was worse, in her eyes, was that I had done it all in front of my mom, my daughters, family guests, and most of all, Gampy, who had been raised with the highest standards of sportsmanship".

Barbara and George have been married the longest of any presidential couple in US history.

Her other sons, former president George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will be visiting her this week.


Many politicians, including Mitt Romney, say they are praying for the Bush Family and recalled the former First Lady's grace, strength, faith and love of country.

Bush is known for her white hair and her triple-strand fake pearl necklace. She met George Herbert Walker Bush at the age of 16 and the couple were married in 1945, while he was on leave as a Naval officer during World War II. They affectionately call her "Ganny". Her husband is also at her side.

On Sunday, Vice President Pence said he is keeping the Bush family in his prayers.

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