Former first lady Barbara Bush also had Dayton and Ohio ties.
Her parents, Marvin Pierce and Pauline Robinson, met at Miami University in Oxford.
Her grandfather Scott Pierce was one of the founders of the Dayton Rotary Club.
When the family lived in New York years later, Marvin would bring Barbara on trips to Dayton when he worked for McCall Corporation. He went on to be the president of McCall’s, the publisher of Redbook and McCall’s.
“When I was four or five years old, my father would take me with him on business trips to Dayton, the site of a McCall plant,” Barbara Bush wrote in her memoir.
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Barbara Bush’s grandfather Scott Pierce was an insurance salesman for a while in Dayton. In her memoir, Bush said her grandfather and grandmother “lost all their money in the 1890s, and my grandfather never recovered. He sold insurance in Dayton, Ohio, but the family lived humbly.”
Barbara Bush’s grandmother Mabel Pierce was born in Hamilton County in 1869 and died in Dayton in 1920.