George H.W. Bush through the years

Published: Dec 26 2012 09:34:25 PM EST   Updated On: Jun 12 2014 11:55:38 AM EDT

Look back at the life and career of former President George H.W. Bush, who is celebrating his 90th birthday.

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Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday on Thursday. Take a look back on the life and career of the nation's 41st president.

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