Politics

A Life in Photos: George H.W. Bush

The 41st president died Friday at 94

President George Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, at an inauguration ball in 1989 after he was sworn in as the 41st president of the United States. (Andrea Mohin/CQ Roll Call file photo)

George H.W. Bush died Friday at 94. The 41st president — and 43rd vice president, and onetime congressman, CIA director, United Nations ambassador, Republican National Committee chairman, oil tycoon and World War II naval pilot — was also father to the 43rd president, George W. Bush. 

The younger Bush in a statement Friday remembered Bush Sr. as “a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.”

Roll Call delved into its archives to remember the former president’s days in D.C.

Republican National Chairman George H.W. Bush in an address before the Republican Governors Conference on Nov. 19, 1973 took exception, in a speech, to pollster George Gallup's prediction that Watergate would hurt the GOP in the 1974 elections. (CQ Roll Call Archive Photo)
Bush, as Republican National Committee chairman, speaks at the Republican Governors Association conference on Nov. 19, 1973. He took exception to pollster George Gallup’s prediction that the Watergate scandal would hurt the GOP in the 1974 elections. (CQ Roll Call archive photo)
Vice President Bush is sworn in on Jan. 20, 1981. (CQ Roll Call Archive Photo)
Bush is sworn in as vice president on Jan. 20, 1981. (CQ Roll Call archive photo)
Vice President George H.W. Bush gets worked up about what he called gloom and doom speeches by the Democrats. Bush made a campaign stop at a Colorado GOP party on July 12, 1984. (CQ Roll Call Archive)
Bush makes a campaign stop at a Colorado GOP event on July 12, 1984. He slammed what he called gloom-and-doom speeches by the Democrats. (CQ Roll Call archive photo)
Just prior to addressing the joint session of Congress. President George Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, Speaker Tom Foley. House Chaplain James behind Bush and Senate Chaplain Richard Halverson behind Quayle, Donald Anderson, House Clerk. September 10, 1990 (Photo by Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call)
Bush gestures on Sept. 10, 1990, just prior to addressing a joint session of Congress on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Behind him are Vice President Dan Quayle, left, and Speaker Thomas S. Foley. (Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Senator Wendall Ford of Kentucky and President George Bush at Bush's vice presidential bust unveiling in the Capitol Rotonda. June 1991 (Photo by Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call)
Bush attends the unveiling of his vice presidential bust in the Capitol Rotunda in June 1991. To his right, Kentucky Sen. Wendell H. Ford. (Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call file photo)
George Bush, points to press, Senator Thad Cochran holding boxing gloves he gave to President in Senator Bob Dole's office earlier referring to the slogan -- "Beat Democratic Congress." August 5, 1992 (Photo by Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call)
Bush points to the press during a visit to Capitol Hill on Aug. 5, 1992. Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran holds boxing gloves bearing the words “Democrat Congress” that he gave to the president earlier in the day in Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole’s office. (Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call file photo)
President George W. Bush and his father, former President George Bush at the inauguration of the 43rd president of the United States. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell)
President George W. Bush and his father at the inauguration of the 43rd president on Jan. 20, 2001. (Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Former US President George H. Bush(L) with wife and grand daughters ?????????????? wave as they walk through the Rotunda on Capitol Hill January 20, 2005. REUTERS/Pool/Robert Sullivan
Bush with his wife and grand daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush wave as they walk through the Rotunda on Capitol Hill on Jan. 20, 2005. (REUTERS/Pool/Robert Sullivan file photo)
Former President George Bush watches and Hillary Clinton whispers in Former President Bill Clinton's ear during the Inauguration Ceremony for President Barack Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (CQ Roll Call Archive Photo)
Bush watches as New York Sen. Hillary Clinton whispers in former President Bill Clinton’s ear during the inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama on the West Front of the Capitol on Jan. 20, 2009. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

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