George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94.
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Bush attends the inaugural parade for his son, newly elected President George W. Bush, in January 2001. Laura Bush, wife of George W., is at left. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Bush endorses former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president in 2012. (Larry W. Smith/EPA/Landov)
Bush (center bottom) performs a tandem parachute jump with Army Golden Knight Sgt. Bryan Schnell in 2004 over the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. Bush made two jumps to celebrate his 80th birthday. (U.S. Army/Getty Images)
Bush served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1945. He was the youngest pilot in the Navy during World War II. (AFP/Getty Images)
Bush and his Soviet counterpart, Mikhail Gorbachev, hold a July 1991 news conference in Moscow to announce the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. (Mike Fisher/AFP/Getty Images)
The Bushes share the stage with Vice President Dan Quayle and his wife, Marilyn, at the Republican National Convention in August 1992. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Bush concedes the presidential election to Democrat Bill Clinton in November 1992. (Bob Daemmrich/AFP/Getty Images)
Bush talks with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev during a signing ceremony at the White House on June 1, 1990. Bush and Gorbachev signed the foundation of a treaty for the first-ever cuts in nuclear missiles and a pact to slash chemical weapon stockpiles. (J. David Ake/AFP/Getty Images)
Father and son wave to the crowd before the Texas Rangers host the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the 2010 World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.
(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
President Ronald Reagan (right) greets President-elect George H.W. Bush upon his arrival at the White House on Nov. 10, 1988. (Charles Tasnadi/AP)
President Bush poses with soldiers during a stop at an air base in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 22, 1990. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Bush married Barbara Pierce in 1945. They had six children and were married 73 years. (AP)
Bush celebrates after winning the U.S. House seat for Texas' 7th District in 1966.
Bush made a fortune in the 1950s drilling oil as the president of Zapata Off-Shore Oil Co. (AP)
Bush ran against Ronald Reagan for the GOP presidential nomination in 1980 but lost. Reagan chose him to be his vice president. (Charles Tasnadi/AP)
Bush and his wife, Barbara, wave at a victory party after he beat Democrat Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Bush with (from left) his son Neal Bush; wife, Barbara Bush; daughter-in-law Laura Bush; and son former President George W. Bush at a reception in honor of the Points of Light Institute at the White House on Jan. 7, 2009. (Ron Edmonds/AP)
George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, speaks at a fundraiser in Dallas in 1991. (Marcy Nighswander/AP)