George W. Bush to return to White House for hanging of official portrait

ByABC News
May 30, 2012, 3:27 PM

— --

George W. Bush is returning to the White House.

The former president and ex-First Lady Laura Bush are due in Washington on Thursday for the unveiling of their official portraits. President Obama and First Lady are expected to be in attendance.

It's not the first time the 43rd president and his successor have met in the Oval Office. On Nov. 10, 2008, Bush welcomed then-President-elect Obama for a tour of the his future home. Former presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter gathered with President Bush and Obama in the Oval Office in 2009, shortly before Obama took office. And George W. Bush was, of course, present at President Obama's historic inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009.

The Bushes and Obamas have been photographed together several times since then. In February, Laura Bush attended the groundbreaking ceremony or the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. And the first families observed a moment of silence together at the National September 11 Memorial in New York on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center.

In 2010, George W. Bush, Clinton and Obama gathered at the White House to announce humanitarian aid to Haiti.

More popular Yahoo! News stories:

Romney mathematically clinches GOP presidential nomination

Obama calls to congratulate Romney

Sununu: John Thune 'on the list' for Romney's veep pick

Want more of our best political stories? Visit The Ticket or connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or add us on Tumblr. Handy with a camera? Join our Election 2012 Flickr group to submit your photos of the campaign in action.