George H.W. Bush receives LBJ award in Houston

HOUSTON, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, named after the 36th president of the United States, presented former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, with an award for his public service and government career on Tuesday.

Bush was given the LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award at his Houston office. The foundation said in a written statement that Bush personifies his fellow Texan president's vision for America.

Johnson's two daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb, attended the presentation of the award to Bush and his wife, Barbara.

This is the second time the foundation has given the award. The first recipient was U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights leader.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, founded in 1969, is a non-profit organization that supports the LBJ Presidential Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Bush, born in 1924, served his country as the president from 1989 to 1993. He continued to make public appearances now and then. His latest appearance was in July 2013 when he had his head shaved in a show of support for the two-year-old son of a member of his security detail, who had been diagnosed with leukemia.