Obama hails George H.W. Bush’s 70 years of ‘devoted service’

Former US President George H.W. Bush Dies Aged 94

The former president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W became the 43rd president - only the second father-and-son chief executives, following John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital with a blood infection on April 22 - two days after the funeral for his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.

On January 6, 1945, the 20-year-old Bush married 19-year-old Barbara Pierce of Rye, N.Y., whom he had met at a Christmas party three years earlier. "From his service in World War II as a naval aviator to his efforts organizing global disaster relief, the nation and world will never forget his years of public service".

It was there that Bush became involved in politics, first losing a U.S. Senate race in 1964 before winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1966.

George H.W. Bush was an American hero and icon, he was a friend to all he met, he embodied class and dignity.

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. Ambassador to the United Nations.

US President Donald Trump released a statement on Twitter saying President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service.

The Republican giant was wheelchair-bound in his final years but was still active up until the end, and the New York Times obituary of the former president detailed his fight with Parkinson's in his final years.

Bush faced a serious challenge when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990.

Condoleezza Rice, who served in George H.W. Bush's administration and was secretary of state during his son's White House tenure, said the elder Bush was "the epitome of a public servant".

George Herbert Walker Bush was born June 12, 1924 in Milton, Mass., the son of Dorothy Walker Bush and Prescott Bush, a banker who later became a Republican senator from CT. "On behalf of Texas, Cecilia and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the Bush family in their time of need". He was succeeded by Democrat Bill Clinton.

He ran against one of Bush's sons, Jeb Bush, in the GOP presidential primaries in 2016, and was sharply critical of the two-term presidency of another son, George W. Bush.

After an $8.3 million renovation to the main exhibit on the life of Bush in 2007, the museum now features state-of-the-art audio guides, with the voices of George and Barbara Bush, as well as their daughter, Dorothy. He was a naval fighter pilot in World War II, attacking Japanese targets at the age of 18, victorious in one of the war's largest air battles, the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

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