George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, was a force on the international stage for decades. from WorldWar II, to his eight years as vice president and one term as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993. He was a consummate public servant and a statesman who helped guide the nation and the world out of a four-decade Cold War that had carried the threat of nuclear annihilation.
His death, at 94 on Nov. 30, marked the passing of an era.