George H.W. Bush enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday in 1942, right out of prep school.
He was elected as the 41st President in 1988 and served a single term before losing his 1992 re-election bid to Democrat Bill Clinton.
"Our hearts ache with his loss, and we, with the American people, send our prayers to the entire Bush family, as we honor the life and legacy of 41". The president did not attend McCain's funeral, where Obama and George W Bush both delivered tributes.
One of his grandsons, George P Bush, says George HW Bush was the "greatest man I ever knew".
"After seventy-three years of marriage, George and Barbara Bush are together again now, two points of light that never dimmed, two points of light that ignited countless others with their example ..."
Camera IconThis file photo provided by Office of George H.W. Bush shows a photo of former President George H.W. Bush that was tweeted on Friday, June 1, 2018, from his hospital bed while reading a book about himself and his late wife in Biddeford, Maine.
Only one other USA president, John Adams, had a son who also became president.
Along with his full life of service to the country, we will remember President Bush for his devotion to family-especially the love of his life, Barbara.
"Not merely for the years he spent as our forty-first President, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he loved - from a decorated Naval aviator who almost gave his life in World War II, to commander-in-chief of our Armed Forces, with plenty of posts along the way".
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But Bush was on the field in November 2017 as his eldest son, who served as the nation's 43rd president, tossed out the first ball at one of the Houston Astros' World Series games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"We hope they walk away knowing something new, either about the American system, how it operates or a little bit of history of George Bush and his life", said Warren Finch, the director of the library and museum.
His failed 1980 presidential ended in his tenure as Reagan's vice president.
It was there that Bush became involved in politics, first losing a U.S. Senate race in 1964 before winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1966.
George Snr's actions after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait led to the destruction of Iraq's armies and the restoration of Kuwait's independence.
The other battles he fought as president, including a war on drugs and a crusade to make American children the best educated in the world, were not so decisively won.
George Jr revealed that a "crowning achievement" of his father, who was fond of coming up with nicknames for friends and family, was anointing Barbara, "The Silver Fox" in honour of her snowy white hair.
In 1944, he was shot down over the Pacific and after desperately paddling his life raft away from a Japanese island and with enemy boats sent out to capture him, he was rescued by a United States submarine.