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Rare gathering of five presidents at Bush Library dedication

Rare gathering of five presidents at Bush Library dedication (Photo: Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images)

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Six First Ladies. Seated L to R: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, and Betty Ford. Standing: Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush. Via George H. Bush Presidential Library

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Bush Library Speech....“In democracy, the purpose of public office is not to fulfill personal ambition. Elected officials must serve a cause greater than themselves. The political winds blow left and right, polls rise and fall, supporters come and go. But in the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold. “As president, I tried to act on these principles every day. It wasn’t always easy and it certainly wasn’t always popular. ~ W

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All living Presidents and First Ladies of the United States On April 25, 2013, President and Mrs. Bush commemorate the completion of the George W. Bush Presidential Center — home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute. Photo by Paul Morse

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On November 2, 1991, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon were photographed together at the Reagan Library dedication.

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President Barack Obama laughs as he sits between his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Barbara Bush after his speech during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. --April 25, 2013

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