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Bob Dole speaking with President George H.W. Bush in front of a painting

President George H. W. Bush


George Herbert Walker Bush began his political career when elected to the House of Representatives in 1966 and then served as the Republican National Convention (RNC) Chair from 1973-1974. He served as Vice President from 1981-1989 alongside President Ronald Reagan. Bush defeated Senator Dole for the 1988 Republican Presidential nomination and subsequently served as the 41st President from 1989-1993. He failed to win a re-election in 1992 to Bill Clinton.

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  • 1971-2007

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