Politics

Barbara Bush: Her Life in Photos

Former first lady died Tuesday at 92

First lady Barbara Bush and President George H.W. Bush at the Republican National Convention in August 1992 (Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at 92. The wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush was known for her wit, patriotism and devotion to her family — especially to her husband of more than 73 years. 

As the matriarch of a public family, Barbara Bush often found herself in front of Roll Call’s cameras. Here are just a few from our archives:

Wife of President Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan with wife of Vice President George W. Bush, Barbara Bush on the Capitol Hill. 1981 (Photo by CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)
Bush and first lady Nancy Reagan at President Ronald Reagan’s first presidential inauguration in 1981 (CQ Roll Call archive photo)
George Bush and Barbara Bush at Stripes Inauguration Ball. February 4, 1989 (Photo by Andrea Mohin/CQ Roll Call)
The Bushes at the Stripes Inauguration Ball on Feb. 4, 1989. (Andrea Mohin/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Senator Alan Simpson and Barbara Bush at the White House/Congress BBQ. June 9, 1991 (Photo by CQ Roll Call)
Wyoming Sen. Alan K. Simpson and Bush at the White House and Congress BBQ on June 9, 1991 (CQ Roll Call archive photo)
First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush with son Jeb Bush at GOP Convention in Houston Texas, in 1992. (Photo by Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)
Bush with son Jeb Bush at the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston. (Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call file photo)
GOPconvention30(DG)080200 -- Former President George Bush's wife Barbara, the candidate's mother, was among those in attendance as the evening got under way at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Bush attends the 2000 GOP convention at the First Union Center in Philadelphia. (CQ Roll Call archive photo).

McConnell Pays Tribute to Barbara Bush

9/01/04.2004 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION--Former President George Bush and wife Barbara during a tribute to former President Ronald Reagan during the Republican National Convention..CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY PHOTO BY SCOTT J. FERRELL
The Bushes during a tribute to Ronald Reagan during the 2004 Republican National Convention. (Scott J. Ferrell/ CQ Roll Call file photo). 
President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were sworn into a second term at the 55th Presidential Inauguration.
President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are sworn into a second term in 2005 (CQ Roll Call archive photo).
George and Barbara Bush greet Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, on second night of the Republican National Convention held at the Excel Center in St. Paul, September 2, 2008.
The Bushes greet Cindy McCain, wife of Arizona Sen. John McCain, on the second night of the Republican National Convention at the Excel Center in St. Paul, Minn., in 2008. (CQ Roll Call archive photo).

 

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