George H.W. Bush's political career began in 1963 as chairman of the Harris County, Texas Republican Party. He served two years as an Ambassador to the United Nations in 1971 and other government roles as Head of U.S. Liaison Office in China (1974-1975) and Director of Central Intelligence (1976–1977).
He was elected as vice president with Ronald Reagan as president for 2 terms in 1981 and 1985. And, in 1989 he was elected to become the 41st president of the United States.
In 1990, he led a multinational coalition that successfully forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait in the Persian Gulf War.
His presidency ended in 1993 with Bill Clinton winning 370 electoral votes to Bush's 168 votes. Afterwards, he left Washington to his home state in Texas to be with his wife, Barbara.
George H. W. Bush passed away at the age of 94 on November 30, 2018.