Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Obituary: George HW Bush

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Kenny Thornton | 04 December, 2018, 08:32

George HW Bush's passing comes just months after the death in April of his wife Barbara Bush.

"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died", his son, 43rd President George W. Bush, said in a state released by McGrath.

Camera IconFILE - In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush, left, speak before a college basketball regional final game between Gonzaga and Duke, in the NCAA basketball tournament in Houston.

In February 2011, then President Barack Obama awarded Bush the highest U.S. civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.

"Not only was George H.W. Bush one of the greatest presidents in our nation's history, he also was one of the finest men to serve our country in so many ways".

Populist FDR Democrat Brandon Presley says Former President Bush served America "with dignity both home and overseas".

In a joint statement with wife Melania, he added: "Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service - to be, in his words, "a thousand points of light" illuminating the greatness, hope and opportunity of America to the world".

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He also shared a photo of him embracing Hegerberg, stating that she told him she understood it was just a joke. Solveig then tweeted a photo from backstage in which he is shaking hands with Hegerberg.

Below, see how Bush's family, friends and colleagues reacted to former President George H.W. Bush's death. Our hearts ache with his loss, and we, with the American people, send our prayers to the entire Bush family, as we honor the life and legacy of 41.

Mr Bush was also vice president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. It was perhaps the high point of Bush's presidency, his approval rating among USA voters reaching a record 89 percent, with a fireworks display lighting the night-time sky over Washington to salute the successful mission. In 1945 he had married Barbara Pierce and the couple went on to have six children, though their daughter, Robin, died in 1953 of leukemia when she was four years old.

During his time as president, the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union and communism collapsed, and the Cold War ended.

The son of a senator and father of a president, Bush was the man with the golden resume who rose through the political ranks: from congressman to United Nations ambassador, Republican Party chairman to envoy to China, CIA director to two-term vice president under the hugely popular Ronald Reagan.

"Not merely for the years he spent as our forty-first President, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he loved - from a decorated Naval aviator who almost gave his life in World War II, to commander-in-chief of our Armed Forces, with plenty of posts along the way".

Despite achieving popularity ratings of 90%, Bush was accused of neglecting domestic affairs and was defeated by Bill Clinton in the 1992 election. One of the youngest pilots in the Navy, he flew 58 missions off the carrier USS San Jacinto.

In 1980, he became Vice President of the USA after losing the primaries to Ronald Reagan, who later won the general election. The president did not attend McCain's funeral, where Obama and George W Bush both delivered tributes.

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