George H.W. Bush dies at 94, President Trump and fmr. president George W Bush release statements

George Herbert Walker Bush poses with his son George W. Bush after he made 2nd lieutenant with the Texas Air National Guard, at Ellington Field near Houston, Texas. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images)

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States  passed away late Friday night, eight months after burying his wife Barbara Bush.

Statements and condolences began coming out immediately, including a statement on behalf of the family from his son, the 43rd US president, George W. Bush and one from current US president Donald Trump.

“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”

“Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night,’ President Trump began in a statement released on Saturday.

“Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service — to be, in his words, “a thousand points of light” illuminating the greatness, hope, and opportunity of America to the world.”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1068743940755660800

 

George Herbert Walker Bush is pictured in the cockpit of his TBM Avenger during the World War II. Born 12 June 1924 in Milton, Massachussetts, George Bush Yale graduated with a degree in Economics in 1948, made a fortune drilling oil before entering politics in 1964. US Congressman from Texas (1966-1970), ambassador to the United nations (1971-1974), Special Envoy to China (1974-1975), Republican National Chairman (1975-1976), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director (1976-1977), vice president of the US (1981-1959) George Bush is eventually elected president of the US 08 November 1988 against Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis. AFP PHOTO/WHITE HOUSE (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)

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