Barbara Bush and Abigail Adams are the only two women in American history to have been wife to one president and mother to another. Barbara Bush was the wife of America’s forty-first president, George H.W. Bush and the mother of its forty-third president, George W. Bush. Abigail Adams was the wife of America’s second president, John Adams, and the mother of its sixth president, John Quincy Adams. Abigail Adams, however, had died by the time her son became president. But Barbara Bush became first mother eight years after her time as first lady had ended.
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