This week, as the country says farewell to its 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush, we look back on his life in photographs.
A portrait of an adolescent George Bush and a teammate in their baseball uniforms. Bush was the captain of the baseball team when he attended Phillips Academy, a prep school from 1937 to 1942. (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Early VT-51 group photo showing George H. W. Bush standing third from right. (Naval History and Heritage Command)
Lieutenant (j.g.) George H. W. Bush (center) with X-2 flight crew: radioman Joe Reichert (left) and turret gunner Leo W. Nadeau (right), November 2, 1944. Photo courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Navy Pilot George H. W. Bush in TBM Avenger, 1944. Photo courtesy George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Navy Lieutenant George Bush and Barbara Pierce get married in the First Prsbyterian Church in Rye, New York on January 6, 1945. (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
George W. Bush (C) poses with father George Bush and his mother Barbara Bush in Rye, New York, summer 1955. (Photo by Newsmakers)
George Bush for Senate, 1964. (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum)
Bush Family Photo. Top, Left to right: Marvin, 22; George, 3; Jeb, 26; George; George W., 33; George’s wife, Laura. Bottom, left to right: Jeb’s wife, Columba; Noelle, 2; Dorothy, 20; Barbara; Neil, 24.
George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan at a press conference announcing Bush as vice president at the 1980 Republican National Convention, Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, July, 1980. (Photo by Joe McNally /ABC via Getty Images)
George Herbert Walker Bush takes the oath of office as the 41st President of the United States administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist Jan 20, 1989. (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum)
Former President Bush rides in an armored jeep with General Schwarzkopf in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, November 1990. (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum)
Former President George Bush (C) smiles with Sgt. Bryan Schnell (L) after completing a tandem parachute jump with Schnell to celebrate his 80th birthday June 13, 2004 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Brett Coomer/Getty Images)