By Associated Press - Friday, April 20, 2018

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Former First Lady Barbara Bush had ties to Miami University long before she was a wife and a mother of presidents.

WLWT-TV reports Bush’s parents, Pauline Robinson and Marvin Pierce, met at the university’s Oxford campus.

Robinson was a member of the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma, the university orchestra and choir. Pierce, also known as “Monk,” was class president, a member of the mustache club and an accomplished athlete.

Photos of the two are in the university’s 102-year-old yearbook. University representative Carole Johnson says the couple was among “the original Miami mergers.”

Barbara Bush was later named an honorary alumna. She died Tuesday at age 92.



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Information from: WLWT-TV, http://www.wlwt.com

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