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Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Susan Sher, Anita McBride at First Ladies conference

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WASHINGTON--Former First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush and Chicago's Susan Sher, former chief of staff for First Lady Michelle Obama highlight a Tuesday conference on the East Wing at the George Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University.

There is an entire field of study of First Ladies: Last March, Anita McBride, Executive in Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University and former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush--an organizer of the conference--put together a program at A.U. Sher, at the A.U. event told of Mrs. Obama's life in the White House "bubble."

Other participants at the Texas First Lady symposium are Lynda Johnson Robb, daughter of President and Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson and Noelia Rodriguez, former press secretary for Laura Bush who is now at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

The conference, from release from the library: ""America's First Ladies: An Enduring Legacy" is the first in a series of three conferences to be offered by the three Texas Presidential Libraries over the next year and presented in partnership with American University, Texas A&M University, the White House Historical Association, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation

Sher returned to Chicago earlier this year and in August rejoined the University of Chicago as Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Public Affairs at the Medical Center.

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