Meet the Bush family: A guide to America's preeminent political dynasty

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On Tuesday night, former first lady Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92 after battling COPD and congestive heart failure.

With Barbara having served as the “matriarch,” the family remains one of the most polarising and powerful political dynasties in American history.

Most known for putting two of its members in the Oval Office, the family has had members serve in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. These political successes followed lucrative ventures in both the oil and financial industries.

With the death of the former first lady, we’re looking back at how this family came to earn such influence.

The graphic below depicts the family lineage of the Bush dynasty.

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