Former President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94

Dec 03, 2018, 15:48
Former President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94

"He was shot down by the Japanese bombing a radio tower on an island called (Tijima)", Warren Finch, director at the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum, said.

George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st president of the United States, but in many ways, he was the last of his kind.

His death at 10:10 p.m.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said the 41st president died shortly after 10pm on Friday.

The cause of his death was not immediately known.

George W Bush, who was the 43rd president, issued a statement following his father's death.

As the last United States president to have served in World War II and the country's last Cold War leader, the end of Mr Bush's time in the White House marked the end of a political era.

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Despite achieving popularity ratings of 90%, Bush was accused of neglecting domestic affairs and was defeated by Bill Clinton in the 1992 election. "A lot of them had fought in World War II and they looked at each other not as partisan enemies, but people who had been comrades in arms".

In April, a day after attending his wife's funeral, he was treated for an infection that had spread to his blood.

It was perhaps the high point of Bush's presidency, his approval rating among USA voters reaching a record 89 percent, with a fireworks display lighting the night-time sky over Washington to salute the successful mission.

Populist FDR Democrat Brandon Presley says Former President Bush served America "with dignity both home and overseas".

He also had been joined by Barbara for the ceremonial coin toss when Houston hosted the Super Bowl in February 2017.

He was a member of the Greatest Generation that fought on many fronts during World War II and came home to rebuild America.

Barack Obama, the 44th president of the U.S., said America had "lost a patriot and humble servant".

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At Mrs Bush's funeral, son and former Florida governor Jeb Bush said he believed the last time his mother got sick that his dad got sick on goal so he could be with her.

His second son, Jeb, launched his own campaign for the presidency in 2015 before dropping out in February 2016. The family, which included four sons and one daughter, was wealthy and politically active.

At Bush clan gatherings, the two reputedly referred to each other as "Forty-one" and "Forty-three", referencing their respective numbers in the sequence of USA presidents.

After a 1989 explosion on the USS Iowa killed 47 crewmen, Bush delivered a speech in which the emotional high point was meant to be a line in which he talked about his own experience taking off in the morning and coming back to an empty deck.

"President Bush guided our nation and the world to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War", the Trumps wrote. Bush had also served in the US Navy as a pilot in his early days.

He had to ditch one plane in the Pacific and was shot down on September 2, 1944, while completing a bombing run against a Japanese radio tower.

After returning from the war, he married Barbara Pierce, with whom he would have six children.

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Instead of joining his father in banking upon graduation from Yale University, Bush headed to bleak west Texas to break into the rough-and-tumble oil business.

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