George HW Bush passes away at 94

George HW Bush passes away at 94

George HW Bush passes away at 94

In April, he was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit with an infection, a week after the death of his wife Barbara.

"For these reasons and more, I join Houstonians in mourning the death of George Herbert Walker Bush and expressing heartfelt condolences to his children and the rest of the Bush family".

Bush was a World War II naval pilot who survived being shot down over the Pacific, led the Central Intelligence Agency and spent eight years as vice president before taking the Oval Office.

His presidency fell during a time of dramatic change as the Cold War ended, the Soviet Union broke up and the Berlin Wall fell.

In 1971, Bush had recently lost a bid for election to the Senate, and was serving as President Richard Nixon's ambassador to the United Nations, a role he filled until 1973.

He served as President from 1989 to 1993.

He married Barbara Pierce in 1945.

A website was also created to honor the former president.

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Over 6,000 people attended Mrs Bush's funeral.

Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday at the age of 94.

The campaign was over within weeks - one of the most tactically successful military operations in United States history.

The campaign was marked by an infamous political television ad produced by a group supporting Bush that depicted Dukakis as weak on crime because as governor he had released on weekend furlough a convicted killer, a black man named Willie Horton, who then raped a white woman and assaulted her white fiance. As President, he set the stage for the decades of prosperity that have followed.

Thousands of United States troops were sent into Panama and the country's leader, Manuel Noriega, was arrested on drug trafficking charges and extradited to the USA to face trial.

Domestically, however, the economy stalled and Bush broke his pledge not to raise taxes in order to reach a budget deal with Democrats - a cardinal sin in the eyes of Republicans.

Bush had one of the most impressive résumés in American public life. Bush Sr. was the first vice president to be elected to the presidency since 1836, and also the second person in U.S. history whose son was able to become president after his father.

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