Barbara Bush Elementary was named after Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush. Bush—the only woman besides Abigail Adams to be both a wife and a mother to a president of the United States—was born in New York City on June 8, 1925. In 1945, she married George H.W. Bush, who became vice president in 1981 and president in 1989, the same year she started the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. In 2001, her son George W. Bush was inaugurated president.