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Dorothy Walker Bush

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Education  Miss Porter's School
Name  Dorothy Bush
Religion  Episcopal
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Full Name  Dorothy Weir Walker
Born  1 July 1901 (1901-07-01) York County, Maine
Parent(s)  George Herbert Walker Lucretia Weir
Role  George H. W. Bush's mother
Died  November 19, 1992, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Spouse  Prescott Bush (m. 1921–1972)
Children  George H. W. Bush, Nancy Walker Bush Ellis, Jonathan Bush, William H. T. Bush, Prescott Bush, Jr.
Grandchildren  George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Dorothy Bush Koch
Siblings  George Herbert Walker, Jr.
Similar People  George H W Bush, Prescott Bush, George W Bush, Samuel P Bush, Jeb Bush

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Dorothy Weir Walker Bush (1 July 1901 – 19 November 1992), was mother to 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and the grandmother of 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. Time on her death wrote that "George (H.W.) Bush was shaped and tempered by his mother's nature." Dorothy Bush raised her five children in a strongly religious home. During her childhood she attended church as many as three times each Sunday.



She was born near Walker's Point, in York County, Maine, to George Herbert Walker and Lucretia "Loulie" (Weir) Walker (1874–1961), daughter of James H. Weir.

Dorothy Walker's family is unrelated to the colonial New England (local) Walkers that settled York County, ME and are buried in Kennebunkport, the Berwicks, and in York.

Walker attended Mary Institute and married Prescott Sheldon Bush on August 6, 1921, in Kennebunkport, Maine. They had five children: Prescott "Pressy" Bush, Jr. (1922–2010), George H. W. Bush (1924; (named after Dorothy's father, George Herbert Walker), Nancy Bush (1926), Jonathan Bush (1931), and William "Bucky" Bush (1938).

Her mother Lucretia Wear was descended from French Huguenots (Gabriel and Marie Hersent Maupin) who arrived in America in 1700.

Dorothy Walker Bush died at age 91 in Greenwich, Connecticut, on November 19, 1992, only 16 days after her son lost the 1992 presidential election to Bill Clinton. She is interred with her husband Prescott Bush at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, Connecticut.


  • George H. W. Bush (born June 12, 1924), 41st President of the United States - Son
  • George W. Bush (born July 6, 1946), 43rd President of the United States and 46th Governor of Texas - Grandson
  • Robin Bush (December 20, 1949 – October 11, 1953) – Granddaughter
  • Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), 43rd Governor of Florida - Grandson
  • Neil Bush (born January 22, 1955) - Grandson
  • Marvin Bush (born October 22, 1956) - Grandson
  • Dorothy Bush Koch (born August 18, 1959) - Granddaughter, named after her
  • Barbara Bush (born June 8, 1925), Wife of 41st President - Daughter in law
  • References

    Dorothy Walker Bush Wikipedia