Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94

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George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st U.S. president died Friday night. He was 94. 

(The Washington Times) George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st U.S. president and the man at the center of one of America’s most important political dynasties, died Friday night. He was 94.

 

Funeral arrangements will be made as soon as is “practical,” his office announced. He passed at 10:10 p.m. Central time.

 

Known among his family and closest friends as a quiet, gentle man who would much rather talk than fight, Mr. Bush was among the nation’s most decorated war heroes. At one point the youngest member of the U.S. Navy, he flew 58 combat missions during World War II. But his imprint on the nation’s history was made equally by an exalted career in politics that spanned the latter half of the 20th century.

 

Mr. Bush’s career in politics began with his election as chairman of the Harris County, Texas, Republican Party. He rose to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1966 and later served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of U.S. relations to China, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. From 1981 through 1989, he served for two terms as President Ronald Reagan’s vice president. read more...

Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

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(AP) — [...] The 43rd president issued a statement Friday following his father’s death, saying the elder Bush “was a man of the highest character.”

“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,” the statement read.

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