The life of George Bush Senior

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The former prime minister, who worked with Mr Bush in the coalition to expel Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from Kuwait in the 1991 Gulf War, said it was a "privilege" to have known him. It is truly admirable to have lived over 94 years. He would build a curriculum vitae for the ages, and be widely admired in the corridors of power, and among those deemed the best and brightest.

Although a cause of death has not been released for the former President, he suffered many health issues.

He was president for only four years, but George HW Bush shaped U.S. history for decades, taking on tough jobs from Beijing to the Central Intelligence Agency, ousting Iraqi forces from Kuwait, sealing a breakthrough budget deal that cost him an election and fathering a future president. You could have never have said that about the way George Bush behaved in politics.

President Donald Trump, whom Bush pointedly did not support in the bitter 2016 campaign, and First Lady Melania Trump praised the former president in an official White House statement.

How ironic it is that the Bush dynasty would be toppled in the same year - and by the same man - as that of the Clintons, who somehow befriended the Bushes in recent years. But no one ever questioned his patriotism, his human decency, his selfless service to his God, country, family, and friends.

FAMILY - Wife, Barbara, who died in April 2018.

In his post-presidency, Bush turned to philanthropy - he joined forces with Bill Clinton to raise funds for victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami and the 2010 Haiti quake.

Within hours of Bush's death Texas A&M University students lay candles in the shape of a T, in front of the former president's statue outside the Bush School building. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course, McGrath said. And yet, he believed that the nation was looking for a change.

As he accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president in 1988, Bush pleaded for a "kinder, gentler nation".

Despite unprecedented popularity from this military and diplomatic triumph, Bush was unable to withstand discontent at home from a faltering economy, rising violence in inner cities, and continued high deficit spending.

James A. Baker III, Bush's secretary of State and a close adviser, expressed his appreciation of the former president's contribution and legacy.

Later, in November when Zulfikar Ali Bhutto arrived in NY to lead the Pakistani delegation, Bush backed Bhutto's passionate call to the 15-member Council to stop the war so that a political solution could be found. You can't be. And we are blessed.

Finch says when the building was dedicated in 1997, many felt there wasn't enough information about the former president.

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who ran as the Republican candidate for vice president in 2008, tweeted: "What a life ... full of love of family ... strong faith ... nothing's more important".

Pop singer Cher made peace with Bush, who she regretted calling "Poppy". Bush was home from the war. Bush reportedly pulled the lever for his friend Hillary Clinton.

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