George H.W. Bush, Barbara, Celebrate 73rd Wedding Anniversary

by Kim Boateng Posted on January 7th, 2018

President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush celebrated their 73rd anniversary on Saturday, which means they have been married longer than any other presidential couple in United States history.

The pair got married on January 6th, 1945 in Rye, New York, Barbara Bush’s (then Barbara Pierce) hometown. George Bush, the 41st president of the United States, was 16 when he first met Barbara. They were engaged after dating for almost two years, just before he headed off to serve as a Navy pilot in the Second World War.

The second-longest marriage of any U.S. president is Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter who have been married for 71 years.

President H.W. Bush also became the longest-living U.S. president this past November when he outlived President Gerald Ford, who died in 2006 at age 93. Former first lady, Barbara Bush is now 92 years old.

In November, George Bush, now 93, became the longest-living commander-in-chief in U.S. history. Bush became president on Jan. 20, 1989, after serving as vice president to Ronald Reagan. He was defeated in the 1992 election by Bill Clinton who took over on Jan. 20, 1993.

His son George W. Bush also served as president from 2001-2009.

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