President George H.W. Bush: A life of public service
George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president and a Republican, took office in 1989 and served one term in the White House. The father of former President George W. Bush, he also served as a congressman, as ambassador to the United Nations, as envoy to China, as CIA director and as vice-president for two terms under Ronald Reagan.
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Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, left, joins his son, former President George W. Bush, and former first lady Laura Bush during the dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.