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George H.W. Bush, Forty-First President
Former Texas congressman and CIA director George H.W. Bush, accompanied by his son George W. Bush before announcing his candidacy in 1980,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1979
Former Texas congressman and CIA director George H.W. Bush, accompanied by his son George W. Bush, dresses in a Washington hotel room before announcing his candidacy for the 1980 Republican presidential nomination. When Bush didn't win the nomination, he ran alongside Ronald Reagan to become vice president.
Did you know?
George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush are the second father and son pair to each serve as president. The first ones to keep it in the family were John Adams (1797-1801) and his son, John Quincy Adams (1825-1829).
 
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Former Texas congressman and CIA director George H.W. Bush, accompanied by his son George W. Bush before announcing his candidacy in 1980Candidate Bush gives a speech.President-elect Bush's and his granddaughter, Ellie LeBlond.
First Lady Barbara Bush at an adult education center in LondonPresident Bush and Polish President Lech WalesaPresident Bush shows the pressures of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
President Bush visits Saudi Arabia.President Bush visits with American soldiers in Saudi Arabia.President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker
President Bush appears at a press conference.Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reports to President Bush.President Bush examines hurricane damage in his home
President Bush on Air Force OnePresident Bush concedes the election to Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Presidents Bush, Ford, and Carter with First Ladies Johnson, Bush, Ford, and Carter at the Gerald Ford Library

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