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George H.W. Bush, a war hero and president, dies at 94

Former president George H.W. Bush in 2008.

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Bush, who died Friday, was a president and the father of a president, a World War II veteran, and a New England patrician whose political base was in Texas. He held a number of other roles in government, and was widely celebrated by both parties after his time in the White House.

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