PHOTOS: First lady Barbara Bush through the years

<font color = 000099><b>PHOTOS: </font></b>First lady Barbara Bush through the years

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George Herbert Walker Bush (R) poses with his wife Barbara and his brother Bucky in the 1940's. Born 12 June 1924 in Milton, Massachussetts, George Bush Yale graduated with a degree in Economics in 1948, made a fortune drilling oil before entering politics in 1964. US Congressman from Texas (1966-1970), ambassador to the United nations (1971-1974), Special Envoy to China (1974-1975), Republican National Chairman (1975-1976), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director (1976-1977), vice president of the US (1981-1959) George Bush is eventually elected president of the US 08 November 1988 against Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis.

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Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush remains in a Houston hospital for treatment of a respiratory-related issue.

Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said Thursday she is "doing great and responding well" to treatment at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

McGrath says physicians may be exercising extra caution by keeping her at the hospital.

The 88-year-old wife of former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the hospital Monday.

The Bush family matriarch had heart surgery in 2009. She also was hospitalized in 2008, when she underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer, and in 2010, when she was admitted after having a mild relapse of a thyroid condition.

She and her husband, the 41st president, live in Houston.

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