They met at a Christmas dance. She was 17. He was 18. Two years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history.
In this file photo from Friday, March 18, 2005, former first lady Barbara Bush listens to her son, President George W. Bush, as he speaks on Social Security reform in Orlando, Fla. (AP)
A naval aviator
In this file photo taken on April 08, 1992 US President George Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush take an early morning stroll along Washington, DC’s, Tidal Basin. (AFP)