Slideshow

The Bush Family Throughout the Decades

A look at a family that boasts one senator, two governors, and two presidents.

June 15, 2015, 1 a.m.

As Jeb Bush cam­paigns to be­come the third Bush to in­hab­it the White House, a look at one of Amer­ica’s most fam­ous polit­ic­al fam­ily throughout the dec­ades.

Prescott and Dorothy Bush, parents of George H.W. Bush, undated. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Yale baseball team captain George H.W. Bush in his baseball uniform, undated. Bush attended Yale University from 1945 to 1948. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Prescott Bush runs for Congress, 1950. He served as senator from Connecticut from 1952 to 1963. Samuel Kravit/George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Prescott Bush with his four sons (left to right: Jonathan, Bucky, Prescott Sr., Prescott Jr., and George) outside their home in Greenwich, Connecticut, 1950s. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George H.W. Bush, the second child of Prescott and Dorothy Bush, is pictured with his wife, Barbara, and their children, George and Robin, in Midland, Texas, 1950. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Pauline "Robin" Robinson Bush plays in the water, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1953. Robin, the second child of George and Barbara Bush, died of leukemia the same year. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush, the oldest child of George and Barbara Bush, holding his younger brother, Jeb, 1954. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Marvin, Neil, Jeb and George W. in Houston, summer of 1959. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Jeb with his little sister Doro on Easter, 1963. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George H.W. Bush and family in Houston, Texas, 1964. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George H.W. Bush poses with Barbara during his campaign for Congress in the 1960s. Bush served in the House as a representative from Texas from 1967 to 1971. National Journal
Campaign photo of the Bush family (left to right: Doro, George, Jeb, Marvin, George W., Neil, and Barbara), 1966. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The Bush family in front of the United States Capitol (from left to right: Doro, Marvin, Neil, Jeb, George W., Barbara, George H.W.), 1967. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. in his Texas Air National Guard portrait, undated. He served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard from 1968 to 1973. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Jeb Bush on his graduation day from Andover, 1971. National Journal
Jeb and Columba Bush on their wedding day, 1974. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. and Laura Bush in Kennebunkport, Maine, late 1970s. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Portrait of George H.W. Bush as the director of central intelligence, 1976. After an unsuccessful campaign for Senate in 1970, Bush held a number of positions for the rest of the 1970s, including U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee, and chief of the U.S. Liaison Office to China. He served as director of the CIA from 1976 to 1977. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images
Bush family, 1979. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Vice President George H.W. Bush with President Ronald Reagan at the White House, 1981. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library/Wikimedia Commons
Then president-elect George H.W. Bush and his family celebrate his victory during his acceptance speech in Houston, Texas, 1988. Walt Frerck/AFP/Getty Images
President and Mrs. Bush walk with their grandchildren at Camp David, 1992. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
First lady Barbara Bush and George W. attend the Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas, 1992. National Journal
Barbara playfully slaps her son, George W., then Texas governor and presidential candidate, in Kennebunkport, Maine, 1999. National Journal
Florida Governor Jeb Bush in Marianna, Florida, 2000. Jeb Bush served as governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. National Journal
Bush family Christmas photo, 2000. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Then-Florida Governor Jeb Bush casts the votes for the state of Florida at the Republican National Convention, 2000. The delegates nominated his brother, then-Texas Governor George W. Bush, for president of the U.S. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images
Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush gives his acceptance speech as a video screen displays his parents at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images
George W. Bush attends an inaugural parade after being sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States. He is joined by his father, former president George H.W. Bush; his wife, first lady Laura Bush; and his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush; Washington, DC, 2001. Alex Wong/Newsmakers
President George W. Bush speaks at an event to raise money for the reelection campaign of his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, 2002. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Former President George W. Bush gives a talk about his book "41: A Portrait of My Father," 2014. Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images
George P. Bush, son of Jeb Bush and the nephew of George W. Bush, speaks during the victory party for the Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate, 2014. George P. Bush was elected Texas land commissioner during the November 2014 elections. Eric Schlegel/Getty Images
Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Jeb Bush delivers the commencement address at Liberty University, 2015. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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