Former Us President George Bush Dies Aged 94

Former Us President George Bush Dies Aged 94

At Bush clan gatherings, the two reputedly referred to each other as "Forty-one" and "Forty-three", referencing their respective numbers in the sequence of USA presidents.

His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died in April.

He was also the father to George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States.

"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died", his son, former president George W Bush, said in a statement released on Twitter by a family spokesman.

Mr Bush lost his bid for re-election to Bill Clinton in a campaign in which businessman H Ross Perot took nearly 19% of the vote as an independent candidate.

"As so many Americans did, I had true affection for the man George Bush", he said in a statement.

In the 1988 presidential race, Bush and his running mate, Indiana Sen. They had been married for 73 years.

The complex, which opened to the public November 7, 1997, houses information that documents the life and career of Bush, including items from his time as a congressman, USA ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee and director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

News of his death last night was confirmed by his son, George W Bush, in a statement.

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As the last United States president to have served in World War II and the country's last Cold War leader, the end of Mr Bush's time in the White House marked the end of a political era.

Along with his full life of service to the country, we will remember President Bush for his devotion to family-especially the love of his life, Barbara.

The high points of Bush's presidency included the end of the Cold War, a decisive victory over Saddam's Iraqi army in 1991, along with the soaring popularity it won him at home, and progress on Middle East peace.

George Herbert Walker Bush, the Connecticut Yankee who came to Texas to be an oilman, died as the patriarch of a Republican political dynasty.

Only one other USA president, John Adams, had a son who also became president. "His life spanned the American Century - he fought in World War II ... took part in the Texas oil boom ... served out a distinguished career in public service including serving as president during the final days of the cold war".

Four years later, however, Bush lost the presidency to Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, although the two later became friends, occasionally dispatched by subsequent USA presidents to oversee assistance efforts after natural disasters.

In August 1990 he responded to Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, creating a national coalition led by the U.S. that liberated the oil-rich yet tiny nation but stopped short of toppling the Iraqi dictator.

They added: "Our thoughts are with the entire Bush family tonight - and all who were inspired by George and Barbara's example".

In 1944 Bush was the only survivor among his crew when their plane was shot down over the Pacific during a bombing raid.

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