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Bush’s daughter, Jenna, engaged to be married to son of former Virginia lieutenant governor

** FILE ** President Bush's daughter Jenna, right, watches the ACC men's championship baskteball game between Georgia Tech and Duke, Sunday, March 13, 2005 in Washington with Henry Hager, left. Jenna is engaged to be married to her longtime boyfriend, Hager, the White House announced Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Haraz Ghanbari/File)
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CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) ” Is a White House wedding in the works?

Jenna Bush, one of President Bush’s twin daughters, is engaged to be married to her longtime boyfriend, Henry Hager, the White House announced Thursday.

Asked if the two were getting married in the Rose Garden, Sally McDonough, press secretary for first lady Laura Bush, replied: “They have not set any details, date or place.”



Jenna Bush, 25, and Hager, 29, were engaged in Maine on Wednesday, she said.

The two have been dating for several years, and Hager is often seen at Jenna Bush’s side at family Bush functions and formal events, such as a White House dinner in November 2005 in honor of Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.



Hager will be returning to school this fall to complete his master’s degree in business administration at the University of Virginia. He has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University.

Hager, who has been a White House aide and worked on Bush’s re-election campaign, is the son of John and Maggie Hager of Richmond, Va. His father is chairman of the Republican Party in Virginia, former assistant secretary of the Education Department’s office of special education, former lieutenant governor of Virginia and former director of Virginia’s Office of Commonwealth Preparedness.

Jenna Bush returned in late June from a trip with the first lady to Africa. The two, who have both worked as schoolteachers, currently are collaborating on a children’s picture story to be published in spring 2008. Proceeds are to donated to two education programs: Teach for America and The New Teacher Project.

Jenna Bush has her own book coming out in the fall. “Ana’s Story,” based on her time working for UNICEF, tells of a 17-year-old single mother who is HIV positive.


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