Barbara Bush Visits the Mahoning Valley

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Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and mother of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, visited the Mahoning Valley several times. Here are a collection of photos from The Vindicator's file room of when Barbara Bush stopped in the Valley as both Second Lady and as First Lady. Photos in the album are from the years 1988 and 1992.

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988.  

Photo published April 22, 1988. 

 Photo by Robert K. Yosay - The Vindicator

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. Photo taken April 21, 1988. Photo published April 22, 1988. Photo by Robert K. Yosay - ...


Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988. 

 Story published April 22, 1988.  

Photo by Robert K. Yosay - The Vindicator .

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. Photo taken April 21, 1988. Story published April 22, 1988. Photo by Robert K. Yosay - ...


BARBARA BUSH SPEAKS AT ST. LUKE SCHOOL - After getting too much sun Greg Thompson, 9, wipes off his face while watching Mrs. Bush.  The school nurse Mary Ann Soloway R.N. Holds him up to watch.  

Photo taken September 17, 1992.  

Photo by Doug Oster - The Vindicator

BARBARA BUSH SPEAKS AT ST. LUKE SCHOOL - After getting too much sun Greg Thompson, 9, wipes off his face while watching Mrs. Bush. The school nurse Mary Ann Soloway R.N. Holds him up to watch. Photo taken September 17, 1992. Photo by Doug Oster - The Vindicator


Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988.  

Story published April 22, 1988. 

 Photo also published on February 7, 1993.  

Photo by Choo H. Ng - The Vindicator .

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. Photo taken April 21, 1988. Story published April 22, 1988. Photo also published on February 7, ...


Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988. 

 Photo published April 22, 1988. 

 Photo by Robert K. Yosay - The Vindicator

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. Photo taken April 21, 1988. Photo published April 22, 1988. Photo by Robert K. Yosay - ...


Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988.  

Story published April 22, 1988.  

Photo by Robert K. Yosay - The Vindicator

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. Photo taken April 21, 1988. Story published April 22, 1988. Photo by Robert K. Yosay - ...


Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988.  

Story published April 22, 1988.  

Photo by Choo H. Ng. - The Vindicator

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. Photo taken April 21, 1988. Story published April 22, 1988. Photo by Choo H. Ng. - ...


Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988. 

 Story published April 22, 1988. 

 Photo by Robert K. Yosay - The Vindicator

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. Photo taken April 21, 1988. Story published April 22, 1988. Photo by Robert K. Yosay - ...


GREETS REPUBLICANS - Barbara Bush, wife of Vice President George Bush, greets participants in a Ridge for Congress rally Monday at the Sheraton Inn, West Middlesex. Republicans Tom Ridge of Erie, candidate for the 21st District, is visible to her left. Mrs. Bush also took part in the centennial anniversary celebration of a Sharpsville church built by her great-great-grandmother, Chloe Holbrook Pierce.

 Article written by Harold Gwin, Vindicator Sharon Bureau. 

Unknown date.


"Barbara Bush 9:45 a.m. today (Tues.) Panella Penn today"

GREETS REPUBLICANS - Barbara Bush, wife of Vice President George Bush, greets participants in a Ridge for Congress rally Monday at the Sheraton Inn, West Middlesex. Republicans Tom Ridge of Erie, candidate for the 21st District, is visible to her left. Mrs. Bush also took part in the centennial anniversary ...


Mrs. Bush greets 910 AG civilian and military personnel at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on September 17, 1992.  

United States Air Force photo by TSGT. Rick Lieb.

 This photo is apart of the Vindicator's collection.

Mrs. Bush greets 910 AG civilian and military personnel at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on September 17, 1992. United States Air Force photo by TSGT. Rick Lieb. This photo is apart of the Vindicator's collection.


From left Mrs. Wendy Pieczynski, Lt. Col. Bernard J. Pieczynski with Mrs. Barbara Bush, who reads a welcome note from the Pieczynski's daughter, Sarah, at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on September 17, 1992.  

United States Air Force photo by TSGT. Rick Lieb. 

This photo is apart of the Vindicator's collection..

From left Mrs. Wendy Pieczynski, Lt. Col. Bernard J. Pieczynski with Mrs. Barbara Bush, who reads a welcome note from the Pieczynski's daughter, Sarah, at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on September 17, 1992. United States Air Force photo by TSGT. Rick Lieb. This photo is apart of the Vindicator's ...


From left, Mrs. Wendy Pieczynski, Lt. Col. Ben Pieczynski, and Mrs. Barbara Bush at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on September 17, 1992.  

United States Air Force photo by TSGT. Rick Lieb. 

This photo is apart of the Vindicator's collection.

From left, Mrs. Wendy Pieczynski, Lt. Col. Ben Pieczynski, and Mrs. Barbara Bush at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station on September 17, 1992. United States Air Force photo by TSGT. Rick Lieb. This photo is apart of the Vindicator's collection.


Official press release regarding First Lady Barbara Bush's visit to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. This document is apart of the Vindicator's collection.

Official press release regarding First Lady Barbara Bush's visit to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. This document is apart of the Vindicator's collection.


BUSH PLANTS A TREE - St. Luke student Callie Daniels, 6, holds a shovel with Barbara Bush at a tree planting ceremony at the school.  

Photo taken September 17, 1992. 

 Photo by Doug Oster - The Vindicator

BUSH PLANTS A TREE - St. Luke student Callie Daniels, 6, holds a shovel with Barbara Bush at a tree planting ceremony at the school. Photo taken September 17, 1992. Photo by Doug Oster - The Vindicator


GREETS REPUBLICANS - Barbara Bush, wife of Vice President George Bush, greets participants in a Ridge for Congress rally Monday at the Sheraton Inn, West Middlesex.  Republicans Tom Ridge of Erie, candidate for the 21st District, is visible to her left.  Mrs. Bush also took part in the centennial anniversary celebration of a Sharpsville church built by her great-great-grandmother, Chloe Holbrook Pierce.  

Article written by Harold Gwin, Vindicator Sharon Bureau.  

Unknown date.

GREETS REPUBLICANS - Barbara Bush, wife of Vice President George Bush, greets participants in a Ridge for Congress rally Monday at the Sheraton Inn, West Middlesex. Republicans Tom Ridge of Erie, candidate for the 21st District, is visible to her left. Mrs. Bush also took part in the centennial anniversary ...


Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988.  

Story published April 22, 1988.  

Photo by Choo H. Ng. - The Vindicator

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. Photo taken April 21, 1988. Story published April 22, 1988. Photo by Choo H. Ng. - ...


Campaign lyrics: Sixth-graders Rachel Smith, far right, and Cheree Lewis read a poem they wrote for Barbara Bush during her visit to West Elementary School.  Holding the microphone was the girls' teacher, Jack Mills.  Fighting literacy is a top priority for Mrs. Bush, wife of Vice President George Bush.  She was in the area Thursday as part of her husband's presidential campaign.

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. 

Photo taken April 21, 1988.  

Story published April 22, 1988.  

Photo by Choo H. Ng. - The Vindicator

Campaign lyrics: Sixth-graders Rachel Smith, far right, and Cheree Lewis read a poem they wrote for Barbara Bush during her visit to West Elementary School. Holding the microphone was the girls' teacher, Jack Mills. Fighting literacy is a top priority for Mrs. Bush, wife of Vice President George Bush. She ...


Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988.  

Story published April 22, 1988.  

Photo by Choo H. Ng. - The Vindicator

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission. Photo taken April 21, 1988. Story published April 22, 1988. Photo by Choo H. Ng. - ...


Barbara Bush speaks to students and the crowd at St. Luke School.

 Photo taken September 17, 1992.  

Photo by Doug Oster - The Vindicator

Barbara Bush speaks to students and the crowd at St. Luke School. Photo taken September 17, 1992. Photo by Doug Oster - The Vindicator


PREPARING FOR BUSH - St. Luke student Joe Cassese, 13, decorates the halls early Thursday morning preparing for a visit from Mrs. Bush. 

 Photo taken September 17, 1992. 

 Photo by Doug Oster - The Vindicator

PREPARING FOR BUSH - St. Luke student Joe Cassese, 13, decorates the halls early Thursday morning preparing for a visit from Mrs. Bush. Photo taken September 17, 1992. Photo by Doug Oster - The Vindicator


Campaign lyrics: Sixth-graders Rachel Smith, far right, and Sheree Lewis read a poem they wrote for Barbara Bush during her visit to West Elementary School.  Holding the microphone was the girls' teacher, Jack Mills.  Fighting literacy is a top priority for Mrs. Bush, wife of Vice President George Bush.  She was in the area Thursday as part of her husband's presidential campaign.

Second Lady of the United States, Barbara Bush, breezed through Youngstown on Thursday, April 21, 1988, stopping briefly to visit a sixth-grade class at West Elementary and officials of the Mahoning Valley Literacy Commission.  

Photo taken April 21, 1988.  

Story published April 22, 1988.  

Photo by Choo H. Ng. - The Vindicator

Campaign lyrics: Sixth-graders Rachel Smith, far right, and Sheree Lewis read a poem they wrote for Barbara Bush during her visit to West Elementary School. Holding the microphone was the girls' teacher, Jack Mills. Fighting literacy is a top priority for Mrs. Bush, wife of Vice President George Bush. She ...