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News ID: 21827
Publish Date: 8:45 - 18 April 2018
TEHRAN, April 18 - Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, a matriarch of Republican family once at the apex of American politics.

Barbara Bush dead at 92

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - "A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92," the Bush family said in a statement.

She was the wife of the 41st US president, George H.W. Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush.

The former first lady was also the mother of Jeb Bush, who served as governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 and unsuccessfully ran for the White House in 2016.

She was preceded in death by her second child, Robin, who died of leukemia as a toddler.

Source: AFP, Press TV

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