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A look back in photos at George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States

Posted at 12:13 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 13:13:16-05
  • Dec. 6, 2018

"A look back in photos at George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

George H.W. Bush — former president, vice-president, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, congressman, Texas oilman and patriarch of an American political dynasty — passed away at his home in Houston on Friday. Here is a photo gallery of mostly Texas moments from Bush's life.

President George H. W. Bush at work in the Oval Office with his dog, Millie. |

President George H. W. Bush at work in the Oval Office with his dog, Millie. | Courtesy of David Valdez Photographic Archive, Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

George H.W. Bush with television and radio host Larry King in 1992 during a campaign stop in San Antonio. |

George H.W. Bush with television and radio host Larry King in 1992 during a campaign stop in San Antonio. | Bob Daemmrich

Bush received an honorary degree in 1990 from the University of Texas at Austin. |

Bush received an honorary degree in 1990 from the University of Texas at Austin. | Bob Daemmrich

Vice President George H. W. Bush and wife Barbara in 1987 visiting with their grandchildren at their home in Kennebunkport, Maine. |

Vice President George H. W. Bush and wife Barbara in 1987 visiting with their grandchildren at their home in Kennebunkport, Maine. | Courtesy of David Valdez Photographic Archive, Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush campaigns in 1988 on the San Antonio River Walk. |

Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush campaigns in 1988 on the San Antonio River Walk. | Bob Daemmrich

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara in 1997 at the dedication of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. |

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara in 1997 at the dedication of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. | Bob Daemmrich

Vice presidential candidate George H.W. Bush campaigns for Ronald Reagan in 1979 at the University of Texas at Austin. |

Vice presidential candidate George H.W. Bush campaigns for Ronald Reagan in 1979 at the University of Texas at Austin. | Bob Daemmrich

George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush attend a Texas A&M-Texas football game in 1999 at Kyle Field. |

George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush attend a Texas A&M-Texas football game in 1999 at Kyle Field. | Bob Daemmrich

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Luci Baines Johnson, left, accept awards in March 2005 from the Texas State History Museum Foundation in Austin. |

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Luci Baines Johnson, left, accept awards in March 2005 from the Texas State History Museum Foundation in Austin. | Bob Daemmrich

Former presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in 2017 at a hurricane relief event in College Station. |

Former presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in 2017 at a hurricane relief event in College Station. | Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrates his 85th birthday in 2009 by jumping with the Army's Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump in Kennebunkport, Maine. |

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrates his 85th birthday in 2009 by jumping with the Army's Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump in Kennebunkport, Maine. | U.S. Army Parachute Team/Handout via REUTERS

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