HOUSTON, TX — Former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush has died according to a family spokesperson.

She was 92.

Bush, who was also mother to 43rd President George W. Bush, held the distinction of being one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president, the other being Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams.

According to the family spokesperson, Mrs. Bush passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family.

The Bush’s wed in 1945, had six children together. The pair were married longer than any other presidential couple in American history.

In addition to their 5 living children together (daughter Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush died of leukemia at the age of three), the pair shared seven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

During her time as First Lady, Mrs. Bush selected literacy, which she was passionate about, as her project of choice. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy still carries on today in her honor with its stated goal being to empower families through education and knowledge.

A statement released by George W. Bush on his mother’s passing Tuesday evening reads: “My dear mother has passed on at age 92. Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.


DIRTY POLITICS: Yet another woman comes forward to accuse George H.W. Bush of sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Another woman has come forward to accuse former president George H.W. Bush of sexual assault.

The latest woman to accuse the 41st president of wrongdoing claims that the incident occurred during a fundraiser for Bush’s re-election campaign in Dearborn, Michigan in 1992.

The accuser, who does not wish to be identified, told CNN that Bush grabbed her buttocks as the two posed for a photo together (

“We got closer together for a family photo and it was like ‘Holy crap!'” she said, describing the incident. “It was like a gentle squeeze.”

When asked why she did not come forward until now, the woman, now 55, claims she felt too intimidated up until now.

“All the focus has been on ‘He’s old.’ OK, but he wasn’t old when it happened to me,” she told CNN. “I’ve been debating what to do about it.”

The latest accuser is the 7th woman to come forward with claims that Bush touched them inappropriately or made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including one woman, Rosyln Corrigan, who claimed she was 16 years old at the time.

“My initial reaction was absolute horror. I was really, really confused,” Corrigan told Time Magazine ( “The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn’t say anything.”

“What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States?” she asked.

A Bush spokesperson issued a statement of apology on behalf of the former president last month after first being accused of groping actress Heather Lind.

Calls for comment to a Bush spokesperson on the latest allegations have not yet been returned.