NAM Statement on the Passing of Barbara Bush

By April 17, 2018General

Timmons: “Her Dedication to Public Service Was Second Only to Her Dedication to Her Family.”

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush:

“Barbara Bush spent her life surrounded by dignitaries, governors and heads of state, including those in her own family, yet she never lost her relatability or authenticity—the very qualities that made her an iconic and beloved figure in American life. She spoke her mind and in doing so passionately advocated the policies and causes she cared about, always with an eye toward helping others and promoting love and acceptance. Her dedication to public service was second only to her dedication to her family, and as a spouse and parent, she set a sterling example for us all. To the entire Bush family during this difficult time, we send our deepest condolences and also our gratitude for sharing this remarkable lady with the entire country.”


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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