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George W., Laura Bush now to be buried at his Dallas library

August 29, 2018 GMT
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FILE - In this April 25, 2013, file photo, former President George W. Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, flashes the "W" sign after his speech during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush have decided they'll be buried at his presidential library in Dallas instead of the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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FILE - In this April 25, 2013, file photo, former President George W. Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, flashes the "W" sign after his speech during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush have decided they'll be buried at his presidential library in Dallas instead of the Texas State Cemetery in Austin. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush have decided they’ll be buried at his presidential library in Dallas instead of the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

The Austin-American Statesman reports the plan now is for the couple to be buried on the grounds of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, located on the Southern Methodist University campus.

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Bush spokesman Freddy Ford says the former president decided to make the change after attending the burial in April of his mother, Barbara Bush, at the presidential library of her husband and his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

Ford says George W. Bush felt his mother’s burial “added a nice permanence” to the library in College Station.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com