President George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States is Dead.
George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States, has passed away at the age of 94 fter a life of service to his country.
His death was announced by his family Friday night via Twitter. The former president’s health had been in decline in recent months.
Statement from office of George H. W. Bush: “George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018…Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as is practical.”
His son George W. Bush, who served as the country’s 43rd president, released a statement of his own from the family.
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” George W. Bush said. “George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”
Gerge H.W Bush was born on June 12, 1924. At the age of 18 George enlisted in the Navy and served as an aviator. He flew dozens of combat missions and survived being shot down . He and his wife Barbara left their affluent New England relatives and moved to Texas, where Bush entered the oil business. He was elected to Congress—his father, Prescott Bush, had been U.S. Senator from Connecticut—and in the course of his career served as a U.N. ambassador, head of the Republican National Committee, director of the CIA, vice president to Ronald Reagan and finally president. He served one term in the White House—long enough to lead the international coalition that pushed the forces of Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein back out of Kuwait, and to see the fall of the Berlin Wall.
After his defeat by Bill Clinton in 1992, George H.W Bush returned to Houston. His eldest son George W. Bush was elected the 43rd U.S. president in 2000—making the two men only the second father-and-son presidents after John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
Bush Sr. and his wife, Barbara, had four sons and two daughters; Robin, the elder daughter, died of leukemia as a toddler. Mrs. Bush died on April 17, 2018. The couple had been married for 73 years. The late president is survived by five children, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren