George HW Bush passes away at 94

01 December, 2018, 08:28 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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George H.W. Bush died at the age of 94 on November 30, 2018.

Bush was a steadfast force on the worldwide stage for decades, from his stint as an envoy to Beijing to his eight years as vice president and his one term as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993.

The elder Bush, a Republican like his sons, also served as vice president for eight years during Ronald Reagan's two terms as president, before being elected to the White House himself.

In February 2011, then President Barack Obama awarded Bush the highest USA civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.

"George H W Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for".


President Bush's death comes months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

He is the father of former President George W. Bush, who served two terms from 2001 through 2009.

The longest living president in United States history, one of his biggest achievements was steering America through the end of the Cold War. He was defeated by Democrat Bill Clinton. Bush is celebrating his 94th birthday in Maine.

Just one day after the former first lady's funeral, Bush was hospitalised for blood infection on April 23, and remained there for 13 days. He met Barbara Pierce during a party Phillips Academy party in 1941. They were the longest-married presidential couple in US history.

He was later awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action.

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