Laura Bush (11-4-46) First Lady (2001 to 2009) She graduated from Southern Methodist University and University of Texas at Austin. Bush implemented initiatives focused on health, education, and literacy. She delivered a keynote address at the 2000 Republican National Convention. She was polled by The Gallup Organization as one of the most popular First Ladies. She established the National Book Festival. She advanced women's causes through The Heart Truth and Susan G. KomeIn for the Cure.
Bush Library Speech....“In democracy, the purpose of public office is not to fulfill personal ambition. Elected officials must serve a cause greater than themselves. The political winds blow left and right, polls rise and fall, supporters come and go. But in the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold. “As president, I tried to act on these principles every day. It wasn’t always easy and it certainly wasn’t always popular. ~ W
John F. Kennedy The 35th President of the United States. JFK presided over the Cuban Missile Crisis and established NASA to put America on the moon. His assassination was controversial and untimely. Date: 1961. Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt.
President George W. Bush was informed by his chief of staff Andrew Card of the attacks on the World Trade Center during a school reading event in Sarasota, Florida. Ten years later, one of the kids who was there in that class, Chantal Guerrero, told Time magazine that to this day she's grateful that Bush -- obviously profoundly upset about something that Card had told him -- maintained his composure and stayed with the students until the book they were reading, The Pet Goat, was finished…