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    Barbara Bush, shown at age 7, was born Barbara Pierce on June 8, 1925, the third child of Marvin Pierce, a vice president of the McCall Corporation, publisher of the leading women’s magazines of the day, and the former Pauline Robinson, daughter of an Ohio Supreme Court Justice and aspiring New York socialite.

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    Barbara Pierce, the future Barbara Bush, is shown in her graduation photo from Ashley Hall, a finishing school in Charleston, S.C., in 1943.

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    Barbara Pierce, fifth from the left in the back row, is shown with her Tyler House classmates at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, circa 1944.

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    Barbara Bush and Lt. George H.W. Bush cut the cake at their wedding on Jan. 6, 1945, in Rye, N.Y.

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    Barbara with Robin Bush in Greenwich, Connecticut, in June 1953. Robin died of leukemia just before she turned 4.

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    George H.W. and Barbara Bush sit with their children in 1964. George W. Bush sits at right behind his mother. Behind the couch are Neil and Jeb Bush. Sitting with their parents are Dorothy and Marvin Bush.

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    Barbara Bush walks along New York's Park Avenue on April 13, 1971.

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    Barbara Bush holds the Bible as George H.W. Bush is sworn in as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency by Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Jan. 30, 1976. At right is President Gerald Ford.

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    Former CIA director George Bush and his wife, Barbara, shake hands with supporters in Concord, New Hampshire on Feb. 26, 1980. George Bush was seeking the Republican presidential nomination. For the campaign, Barbara had to choose an official cause. She picked literacy, which became a lifelong passion.

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    Barbara Bush holds her 21-month-old grandson Sam as she and George Bush, who was vice president at the time, participate in Memorial Day festivities in Kennebunkport on May 26, 1986. Kennebunkport was a retreat, a second home and a stage for the Bush family to stage social, political and diplomatic events.

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    Barbara Bush stands by George Bush as he receives vote returns during his run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate from Texas on June 6, 1964. During the Senate primaries, hate letters were pushed under their door and the postman delivered flyers claiming Barbara Bush's father was a commie because the McCall Corporation published a magazine called Redbook.

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    Barbara Bush and Vice President George Bush watch the Republican National Convention on TV at their hotel on Aug. 16, 1988. With them on the couch are twin granddaughters Jenna, left, and Barbara Bush. In rear are, from left, daughter Dorothy Bush LeBlond, and sons Marvin and George.

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    James Duffy, president of ABC-Capital Cities, places a medal around the neck of Barbara Bush during the National Literary Honors Dinner on Nov. 15, 1988, in Washington. She was honored for her literacy efforts.

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    Vice-President George Bush and Barbara Bush march in the 4th Annual Paper Festival Parade with vice-presidential nominee Sen. Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, in West Carrolltown, Ohio, on Aug. 20, 1988.

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    President-elect George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, wave to the crowd at a victory celebration rally on Nov. 8, 1988, in Houston, Texas.

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    President and Mrs. Bush sit in the Residence at the White House with their children and grandchildren on Jan. 21, 1989. Back row from left: Bill LeBlond, Dorothy Bush LeBlond, Neil Bush, Laura Bush. Children behind the president from left: Jenna Bush, with her hand on his shoulder, Barbara Bush, Noelle Bush, George Bush. From left on couch: Lauren and Pierce Bush, Mrs. Bush, Jebby Bush, the president, Ellie and Sam LeBlond and Margaret Bush.

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    President George Bush, left, and his wife, first lady Barbara Bush, wave to the crowd on Pennsylvania Avenue after getting out of their limousine and walking the inaugural parade route in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 1989. Earlier, Bush was sworn in as the 41st president of the United States.

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    First Lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in 1990.

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    First lady Barbara Bush campaigns for her husband in 1992 at an unknown location.

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    First lady Barbara Bush, right, gives incoming first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton a tour of the White House as the Bush's springer spaniel Millie follows, on Nov. 19, 1992.

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    Barbara Bush pats the cheek of her son Texas Gov. George W. Bush at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport in June 1999, a day after he announced his candidacy for president.

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    Former first lady Barbara Bush smiles during a light moment in October 2000 at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Bush was campaigning for her son, Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. George W. Bush.

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    Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, watch the fireworks display at the end of the singing of the national anthem prior to a Sea Dogs game in Portland on Aug. 28, 2001. Behind the Bush's is Sea Dog general manager Charlie Eschbach.

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    Barbara Bush reads to a group of children patients at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland during a visit by the former first lady in September 2003, when it was announced that the hospital planned a large addition.

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    Barbara Bush and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, share a laugh after the senator spoke at a dedication ceremony for a garden honoring Barbara Bush at the town green in Kennebunkport on Sept. 29, 2011.

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    Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush attend a talk as part of the University of New England's George and Barbara Bush Distinguished Lecture series at the university campus in Biddeford on Sept. 24, 2015.

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    Barbara Bush, center, laughs, with Laura Bush, left, and moderator Doris Kearns Goodwin during a panel that was part of the conference "America's First Ladies: An Enduring Vision," at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on March 5, 2012.

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    Former first lady Barbara Bush touches the hair of her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, as they arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport on June 12, 2012. The premiere was held on the president's 88th birthday.

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    Barbara Bush walks her dogs at Kennebunk Beach on Sept. 10, 2015. She had a special walker that was specifically designed with large wheels to allow her to safely stroll the beach.

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    Former first lady Barbara Bush waves to the crowd as she arrives at the dedication of the Mathew J. Lanigan bridge on May 19, 2017. The bridge connects Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.

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    Former first lady Barbara Bush claps and former president George H.W. Bush salutes as the Memorial Day Parade in Kennebunkport goes by on May 29, 2017.

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    On a sunny but cold day first lady Barbara Bush strolls on the White House South Lawn in Washington with the family dog, Millie, on Feb. 8, 1989. The Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial can be seen in the background.

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