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    Posted on Apr 17, 2018

    The Life Of Former First Lady Barbara Bush In Photos

    The wife of President George H.W. Bush has died at 92.

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    Former first lady Barbara Bush in 2005.

    Barbara Bush, who served as first lady during the 1989–1993 presidency of her husband, George H.W. Bush, and was the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty that dominated conservative politics for decades, has died. She was 92.

    The mother of six was a staple in US politics; in addition to supporting her husband's political career, she also campaigned for her sons, former president George W. Bush and John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, who served as the governor of Florida and was a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 election.

    Here's a look at her legacy and life in photos:

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    Barbara Pierce's graduation photo from finishing school at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, 1943.

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    Barbara and Navy Lt. George Bush are married in New York, 1945.

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    Barbara, George, and their children Pauline and George W. in Texas, 1950.

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    President Gerald R. Ford (right) and Barbara Bush (second from left) look on as George H.W. Bush (third from left) is sworn in as director of the CIA in Virginia, 1976.

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    The Bush family (left to right): Dorothy, George, Jeb, Marvin, George W., Neil, and Barbara, in 1966.

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    Barbara and George in an unguarded moment, 1978.

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    Barbara and George relax with their daughter and grandchildren at home in Kennebunkport, Maine, 1987.

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    Barbara campaigning for George in his first presidential bid in Ohio, 1980.

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    Barbara greets Jacqueline Onassis at a fundraising dinner at the New York Public Library, 1981.

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    Barbara looks on as George takes the oath of office, 1989.

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    First lady Barbara, President George H.W. Bush, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., and military personnel in Saudi Arabia on Thanksgiving Day, 1990.

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    First lady Barbara (with Raisa Gorbachev) delivers the commencement speech at Wellesley College in 1990. Her selection as speaker caused controversy at the school, but the speech was ranked No. 45 in American Rhetoric's top 100 speeches of the 20th century.

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    First lady Barbara promotes the Great American Workout as Arnold Schwarzenegger looks on, 1991.

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    First lady Barbara with Princess Diana at the White House, 1990.

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    First lady Barbara being playful at a hospice for children with AIDS, 1990.

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    First lady Barbara shares a joke with Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and President George H.W. Bush, 1993.

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    Colin Powell, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from first lady Barbara and President George H.W. Bush, 1991.

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    First lady Barbara Bush in a patriotic tracksuit during President George H.W. Bush's reelection campaign, 1992.

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    First lady Barbara is sworn in as honorary Girl Scouts leader, 1989.

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    First lady Barbara and President George H.W. Bush attend the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston.

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    Barbara shares a laugh with Hillary and Bill Clinton during George H.W. Bush's speech at the unveiling of the Bush's official White House portraits in 1995.

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    Barbara Bush: A Memoir, published in 1994.

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    From left: "Lady Bird" Johnson, President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, President Gerald R. Ford, Betty Ford, President Jimmy Carter, and Rosalynn Carter at the Gerald R. Ford Library rededication, 1997.

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    First lady Barbara hugs son and future president George W. Bush at the 1992 Republican National Convention.

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    First lady Barbara reads to children during a visit to the National Learning Center at Capital Children's Museum in 1990. She called family literacy "the most important issue we have."

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    Mother Teresa visits with first lady Barbara and President George H.W. Bush at the White House, 1991.

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    First lady reunions. Top: Barbara Bush, "Lady Bird" Johnson, Betty Ford, and Nancy Reagan, 1994. Bottom: Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, and Rosalynn Carter, 2013.

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    Barbara campaigns for her son, Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in 2016.

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    Left: Barbara and George share a laugh in 1988. Right: Barbara and George at the Super Bowl in 2017. In January they celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.

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    Barbara with cherished family dog Millie on the White House lawn, 1989.

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