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George H.W. Bush
Diplomat, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative / 1924 -
The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush served as vice president under Ronald Reagan. He is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd president.
George W. Bush
Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice / 1948 -
Clarence Thomas is the second African-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was appointed in 1991 and leans conservative.
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