The Unexpected Last Legacy of President George H.W. Bush

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush died Friday at his home in Houston, TX at age 94, seven months after the death of his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush. (photo: Joyce N. Boghosian | White House Photo Office)

“There wasn’t any single inspiration other than the concept that public service is a noble calling — worth doing and worth trying to succeed in.” — President George H.W. Bush

Time, Love and Tenderness

President George H. W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act inscribed to Justin Dart, Jr. on July 26, 1990. (photo: National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution)
Former President George H. W. Bush reads the inscription on the back after being presented with the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House February 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The Art of the Grand Bargain

President George H.W. Bush and President Mikhail Gorbachev sign the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in the Kremlin in Moscow, Soviet Union. July 31, 1991. (photo: George Bush Library)

“For the nation, it is the loss of a man we may never see the likes of again, a leader that led entirely by example and a leader who could reach out and make a deal, but never give away his core.” -Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), a family friend of the Bush’s, told The Hill.

The Public Servant

The G7 1990 summit held in Houston, TX. (photo: George Bush Presidential Library)

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