National Year in Review: Former President Bush remembered

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: President George H.W. Bush arrives for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president whose steady hand and foreign policy vision led the nation through a period of sweeping global change, died Nov. 30 at age 94 in Houston, his adopted hometown. Bush was remembered as a lifelong public servant who loved his country and family. Bush was president from 1989 to 1993 and vice president from 1981 to 1989. 

Born into privilege and a tradition of service, Bush was the son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and CIA chief. His wife of 73 years, former First Lady Barbara Bush, died in Houston on April 17 at age 92.