Timeline: The Rove Years

Political adviser Karl Rove's history with the Bush family:

1973 — Rove became chairman of the College Republicans. During his time in Washington, D.C., he became a special assistant to Republican National Committee Chairman George H.W. Bush and met George W. Bush.

1977 — Worked for a political action committee dedicated to making the elder Bush president in 1980.

1978 — Advised younger Bush during his unsuccessful Texas congressional campaign.

1980 — Assisted George H.W. Bush's unsuccessful presidential campaign.

1994 — Adviser for George W. Bush's successful Texas gubernatorial campaign.

1998 — Adviser for Gov. Bush's successful re-election campaign.

2000 — Chief strategist for Bush's presidential campaign.

2004 — Chief strategist for re-election campaign.

2005 — Currently assistant to the president, deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush.