Many remembering late President Bush’s local ties to Dayton-area

News Center 7’s James Buechele was in Dayton Saturday with some of the stops President George H.W. Bush made and what he meant to one former congressman.

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In 1988, then Vice President Bush took a trip to the Pine Club off Brown Street.

“We got a call from the Dayton Police that George Bush wanted to come here for dinner,” said Karen Watson of the Pine Club. “He sent the secret service and they waited in line for him, put his name on the list. Then we received him in the alcove about 20 minutes later, it was an amazing day for us for sure.”

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Dave Hobson, Congressman for the 7th Congressional District during Bush’s final two years as president, said the president and his wife set an example as role models.

“He was always of good character and people didn’t have reason to go after him personally, it was over policy. I think that is a great legacy for him to leave,” said Hobson. “I wish that more people would recognize the legacy that he’s leaving.”

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The country can pay their respects and honor the late president on Dec. 5. 

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