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President George H.W. Bush: A life of public service

President George H.W. Bush.

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President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, wave to the crowd during his inauguration on Nov. 19, 1989.

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Former President George H.W. Bush is interviewed for “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers” project about White House chiefs of staff at the Bush Library on Oct. 24, 2011, in College Station, Texas.

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Former President George H.W. Bush and son, former President George W. Bush, watch with family as the coffin of former first lady Barbara Bush is placed in a hearse outside St. Martin’s Episcopal Church following her funeral service April 21, 2018, in Houston. 

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Former President George H.W. Bush looks at the casket of his wife, Barbara Bush, with his daughter Dorothy “Doro” Bush Koch as they wait for mourners at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on April 20, 2018, in Houston.

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Former President George H.W. Bush exits the funeral for his wife, Barbara, followed by his daughter-in-law, former first lady Laura Bush, and his son, former President George W. Bush, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on April 21, 2018. 

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Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, from left, George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton attend a hurricane relief concert in College Station, Texas, on Oct. 21, 2017.

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Former President George H.W. Bush greets President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as they arrive April 9, 2014, in Houston.

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Former President George H.W. Bush waves as he arrives at NRG Stadium before the NCAA Final Four semifinal game between Villanova and Oklahoma in Houston on April 2, 2016.

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Former Presidents George H.W. Bush, left, and George W. Bush share a laugh during dedication ceremonies for the new George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on April 25, 2013.

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Former President George H.W. Bush is interviewed for “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers” project about White House chiefs of staff at the Bush Library on Oct. 24, 2011, in College Station, Texas.

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Former President George H.W. Bush greets Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson before the Texans played the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 4, 2012, at Reliant Stadium in Houston. (Thomas B. Shea, Getty Images)
Former first lady Barbara Bush and former President George H.W. Bush attend the second day of the Ryder Cup on Sept. 29, 2012, at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to distinguished Americans, including 41st President George H.W. Bush, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 15, 2011.

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Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush deliver remarks to the crew during a promotion and re-enlistment ceremony June 10, 2012, aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on the Atlantic Ocean.

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Former President George H.W. Bush walks past a portrait of himself and wife Barbara that hangs aboard the USS George H.W. Bush on July 14, 2010.  (U.S. Navy)
Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush wave to the crowd Oct. 31, 2010, before the Texas Rangers host the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the World Series in Arlington, Texas. (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)

Former President George H.W. Bush is shown during his free-fall with Army Golden Knights parachute team member Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, as he makes his entrance to his presidential museum during a re-dedication ceremony in College Station, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2007.

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Former President George H. W. Bush talks to the media during an impromptu visit to the Brady Press Briefing room at the White House on Jan. 22, 2005, in Washington.

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Former President George H.W. Bush, from left, President-elect Barack Obama, President George W. Bush and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter in the Oval Office on Jan. 7, 2009. This marked the fifth time that five U.S. presidents have appeared together.

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President George W. Bush is joined by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush as he speaks about Hurricane Katrina from the Oval Office on Sept. 1, 2005. (Jim Watson, Getty Images)

Former President George H.W. Bush addresses a crowd of Penn State University students Oct. 29, 2004, in State College, Pa.

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Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush talk with children Feb. 21, 2005, as they visit displaced residents from the December tsunami in Weligama, Sri Lanka. (Gerald Herbert / AP)

Former President George H.W. Bush, from left, first lady Laura Bush, President George W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush wave to reporters outside St. John’s church Dec. 7, 2003, in Washington.

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Florida Gov. Jeb Bush watches vote returns Nov. 5, 2002, with his parents, former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush, and his wife, Columba, in Miami. (Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel)
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, center, watches election returns Nov. 7, 2000, with his father, former President George H.W. Bush, left, and brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Draper, AP)
President George H.W. Bush prays with Marines on Jan. 1, 1993, before having lunch at the Baledogle air base in Somalia, where he visited with troops involved in Operation Restore Hope. (David Ake, AFP/Getty Images)
President George H.W. Bush salutes as he leaves the Pentagon on Dec. 14, 1992. Bush was briefed by Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and Joint Chiefs Chairman Colin Powell on U.S. relief efforts in Somalia. (Robert Giroux, AFP/Getty Images)

President George H.W. Bush kisses his wife, Barbara, as entertainer Bob Hope, back right, applauds during a pre-election rally at the Astro Arena in Houston on Nov. 2, 1992.

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President George H.W. Bush waves to supporters during a campaign stop Nov. 2, 1992, at the Dodge Memorial Building in Madison, N.J. Bush was trailing Democratic candidate Bill Clinton in the polls at the time.

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President George H.W. Bush and former President Ronald Reagan shake hands with supporters at Yorba Regional Park during a September 1992 campaign stop for Bush.  (David Ake, AFP/Getty Images)

President George H.W. Bush, right, and Vice President Dan Quayle with their wives, Marilyn Quayle and first lady Barbara Bush, at the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston.

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Presidents George H.W. Bush, from left, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon attend the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library dedication in 1991 in Simi Valley, Calif. (David Hume Kennerly, Getty Images)
President George H.W. Bush speaks with guests in the gallery after the 1991 State of the Union. (Getty Images)
President George H.W. Bush tosses presidential tie clips to Marines at a desert encampment in eastern Saudi Arabia on May 23, 1990.  (J. Scott Applewhite/For the Chicago Tribune)
President George H.W. Bush announces his Supreme Court nomination of New Hampshire appellate Judge David Souter in July 1990. (Jerome Delay, AFP/Getty Images)
President George H.W. Bush accepts a souvenir jersey from Chicago Bears player Keith Van Horne before a fundraising speech at the Rosemont Horizon for U.S. Rep. Lynn Martin in 1990. (Chicago Tribune)
President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev hold a joint news conference Sept. 10, 1990, in Helsinki after their summit talks. (Liu Heung Shin, AP)

President George H.W. Bush waves to the press as he walks from the Oval Office toward Marine One for a trip to Andrews Air Force Base in 1989.

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President George H.W. Bush, second from left, and Republican National Committee Chairman Lee Atwater, second from right, accompany a band during a rhythm and blues concert Jan. 21, 1989, in Washington, D.C. Bush was inaugurated a day earlier. (J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

President-elect George H.W. Bush fishes in the back of the home of businessman William Farish in Florida in November 1988.

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A crowd at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn welcomes Vice President George H.W. Bush in October 1988. (Chicago Tribune)
Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, are joined by Gov. Jim Thompson as they participate in the Houby Day Parade in 1988 in Cicero and Berwyn. (Chicago Tribune)
Vice President George H.W. Bush stops for a photo on the campaign trail in 1988. (Cynthia Johnson, Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush gets a close look at a TOW missile launcher in August 1988 at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. (Chicago Tribune historical photo)
Vice President George H.W. Bush talks with a Little League player prior to throwing out the first pitch at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1988 at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. (Ron Kuntz Collection, Diamond Images)

Vice President George H.W. Bush checks out a sombrero in March 1988 while campaigning at Farmers Market in Los Angeles.

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Vice President George H.W. Bush, carrying Rafael Thompson, 5, walks with Mayor Harold Washington in the Columbus Day Parade in Chicago in October 1986.

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Vice President George H.W. Bush breaks challah at Levinson’s Bakery on Devon Avenue in Chicago with Gov. James Thompson in September 1984.

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President Ronald Reagan, left, and Vice President George H.W. Bush acknowledge the cheers from the crowd at the Dallas Convention Center during the Republican National Convention in August 1984. (Barry Thumma, AP)

A 1981 group portrait of President Ronald Reagan, foreground second from left, and Vice President George H.W. Bush, foreground second from right, with members of Reagan’s Cabinet.

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As he waited for a flight to Wisconsin at Chicago’s Midway Airport in March 1980, Republican presidential hopeful George H.W. Bush made a quick phone call before boarding the plane. (Chicago Tribune historical photo)

George H.W. Bush waves an American flag as he rides in a motorcade in Washington, D.C., after being sworn in as vice president Jan. 20, 1981.

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George Bush, former director for the Central Intelligence Agency and contendor for the 1980 Republican presidential nomination, was in Iowa City in September 1978 stumping for the 1st District Rep. James Leach R. Iowa.

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Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush wears a T-shirt referencing his son George W. Bush as he walks with his wife, Barbara, and dog Fred in November 1978 in New Hampshire.  (Dirck Halstead / Getty Images)

George H.W. Bush is sworn in as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Jan. 30, 1976, by Minister of Justice Baxter Stewart. Barbara Bush, CIA Vice Director Vernon Walters, third from left, and President Gerald Ford serve as witnesses.

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George H.W. Bush, director of the CIA, attends a Cabinet meeting in 1976 in Washington, D.C.

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George H.W. Bush with his wife, Barbara, in Beijing in 1974. (AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Rep. George H.W. Bush pins bars onto the uniform of son George W. Bush, signifying the younger Bush’s commissioning in the Air National Guard as a 2nd lieutenant in 1968. (Knight Ridder Tribune)
George Bush, candidate for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate, gets returns by phone at his headquarters in Houston on June 6, 1964, as his wife, Barbara, looks on. (Ed Kolenovsky, AP)
George H.W. Bush with his wife, Barbara, during his campaign for Congress in the 1960s. Bush was elected to Congress and served as a representative from Texas from 1966 to 1970.  (Getty Images)

George H.W. Bush with his wife, Barbara, and their children in 1964. George W. Bush is behind his mother. At the back are Neil and Jeb. Dorothy and Marvin are sitting with their parents.

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George W. Bush, center, with his parents, George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, in Rye, N.Y., in the summer of 1955. (Getty Images)
Two future U.S. presidents, George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush, 7, sit on the porch in front of their home in Midland, Texas.  (George H. W. Bush Presidential Library)

Barbara and George H.W. Bush on their wedding day. Says the former president, “We seldom argue, and when we do it’s over in a hurry.”

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Baseball legend Babe Ruth presents his papers to Yale University in 1948. They are received by Yale baseball team captain George H.W. Bush.  (George Bush Presidential Library)
Future President George H.W. Bush as captain of his college baseball team at Yale University in Connecticut.  (Consolidated News Pictures)

George H.W. Bush, center, with Joe Reichert, left, and Leo Nadeau during World War II.

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Naval pilot George H.W. Bush in his VT-51 Avenger in 1945.

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George H.W. Bush in early 1943 as a naval aviator cadet.

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George Herbert Walker Bush at 1 1/2. Bush was born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Mass. He graduated with a degree in economics from Yale in 1948. He made a fortune drilling oil before entering politics in 1964. (Family photo)
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