RIP George HW Bush: Former US President’s Life in 10 Pictures
In this 2009 photo, former US President George HW Bush walks with his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, followed by their son, President George W Bush, and his wife first lady Laura Bush, to a reception in honour of the Points of Light Institute, in the East Room at the White House in Washington.
In this 2009 photo, former US President George HW Bush walks with his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, followed by their son, President George W Bush, and his wife first lady Laura Bush, to a reception in honour of the Points of Light Institute, in the East Room at the White House in Washington.(Photo: AP)

RIP George HW Bush: Former US President’s Life in 10 Pictures

George HW Bush was largely known for his work in public office –– from his time as a Texas congressman and CIA director to his years in the White House as president and Ronald Reagan's vice president. He passed away at the age of 94 on Saturday, 1 December, seven months after his wife Barbara Bush's demise.

The World War II hero and great-grandfather also was an avid skydiver, played in the first-ever College World Series and was the longest-married president in US history.

Here is his life in 10 pictures.

George HW Bush is sworn in as director of the Central Intelligence Agency by Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart, left, as Barbara Bush and President Gerald Ford, look on at CIA headquarters.
George HW Bush is sworn in as director of the Central Intelligence Agency by Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart, left, as Barbara Bush and President Gerald Ford, look on at CIA headquarters.
(Photo: AP)

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In this 1980 photo, former President Gerald Ford lends his support to Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan and his running mate, George HW Bush in Peoria, Illinois.
In this 1980 photo, former President Gerald Ford lends his support to Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan and his running mate, George HW Bush in Peoria, Illinois.
(Photo: AP)
In this 1984 file photo, flag-wavers greet Vice President George Bush after he was re-elected to the post of vice president, in Houston, Texas. The vice president’s wife Barbara Bush is seen second from right.
In this 1984 file photo, flag-wavers greet Vice President George Bush after he was re-elected to the post of vice president, in Houston, Texas. The vice president’s wife Barbara Bush is seen second from right.
(Photo: AP)
 In this 1988 photo, President-elect George HW Bush and his wife Barbara wave to supporters in Houston, Texas after winning the presidential election. 
In this 1988 photo, President-elect George HW Bush and his wife Barbara wave to supporters in Houston, Texas after winning the presidential election. 
(Photo: AP)
In this 1989 photo, President George HW Bush raises his right hand as he is sworn into office as the 41st president of the United States by Chief Justice William Rehnquist outside the west front of the Capitol as first lady Barbara Bush holds the bible for her husband. 
In this 1989 photo, President George HW Bush raises his right hand as he is sworn into office as the 41st president of the United States by Chief Justice William Rehnquist outside the west front of the Capitol as first lady Barbara Bush holds the bible for her husband. 
(Photo: AP)
In this 1990 photo, George HW Bush is greeted by King Fahd on his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At right is first lady Barbara Bush.
In this 1990 photo, George HW Bush is greeted by King Fahd on his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At right is first lady Barbara Bush.
(Photo: AP)
In this 1990 photo, President George HW Bush is greeted by Saudi troops and others as he arrives in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for a Thanksgiving visit.
In this 1990 photo, President George HW Bush is greeted by Saudi troops and others as he arrives in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for a Thanksgiving visit.
(Photo: AP)
In this 1990 photo, President George HW Bush receives applause from Vice President Dan Quayle (left) and House Speaker Thomas Foley prior to delivering his first State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington.
In this 1990 photo, President George HW Bush receives applause from Vice President Dan Quayle (left) and House Speaker Thomas Foley prior to delivering his first State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington.
(Photo: AP)
In this 2007 photo provided by the US Army Golden Knights, former President George HW Bush free falls with Golden Knights parachute team member Sgt 1st Class Mike Elliott, as he makes a dramatic entrance to his presidential museum during a rededication ceremony in College Station, Texas.
In this 2007 photo provided by the US Army Golden Knights, former President George HW Bush free falls with Golden Knights parachute team member Sgt 1st Class Mike Elliott, as he makes a dramatic entrance to his presidential museum during a rededication ceremony in College Station, Texas.
(Photo: AP)
In this 2009 photo, President George W Bush <i>(center)</i> poses with President-elect Barack Obama (second left) and former presidents, George HW Bush (left), Bill Clinton <i>(second right)</i>, and Jimmy Carter <i>(right)</i>, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
In this 2009 photo, President George W Bush (center) poses with President-elect Barack Obama (second left) and former presidents, George HW Bush (left), Bill Clinton (second right), and Jimmy Carter (right), in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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