(KRNB) – George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States had died at the age of 94.
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) December 1, 2018
Bush was a WW II war hero who was in office during the collapse of the Soviet Union. He died late Friday night in his Houston home. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years, Barbara Bush who died in April.
Former first lady Barbara Bush, who has died at age 92, was the wife of former US President George H.W. Bush and the mother of former President George W. Bush. Here's a timeline of her life, in photos. https://t.co/5GKugF4Rs4 pic.twitter.com/HZ6YTNb8z4
— CNN (@CNN) April 18, 2018
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library issued this statement which read in part:
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of President Bush on his passing. President Bush spent most of his life serving the public and had a long career in both domestic politics and foreign affairs. He was also a devoted husband and dedicated father, grandfather and great-grandfather … Through his Presidential Library and Museum we will continue to honor his life and legacy with our utmost.”
George W. Bush also issued a statement on the passing of his father:
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) December 1, 2018
During the Obama era, former Barack Obama honored Bush with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Obama remembered Bush as “a patriot and humble servant.” Read full statement @BarackObama
President Obama awarding Medal of Freedom to WWII hero & former President George H.W. Bush. pic.twitter.com/UY8McwQV0n
— Michael O'Neil (@abefromanohio) November 10, 2018