George H.W. Bush Has Passed Away At 94

Former US President George Bush dies at age 94, family spokesman says

Former US President George Bush dies at age 94, family spokesman says

Mr Bush served one term as president from 1989 to 1993.

Trump tweeted his statement from Buenos Aires, where he arrived on Thursday for the G20 summit.

Since exiting the highest office, his love of life and family was never more visible.

Bush holds the esteemed stature of steering America through the end of the Cold War.

In January 1945 he married Barbara Pierce, with whom he went on to have six children - George, Robin (who died as a child), John (also known as Jeb), Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy.

Former US President George HW Bush has passed away aged 94, a confirmation from his family informed.

Bush sought the 1980 Republican presidential nomination but lost it to then-California governor, Ronald Reagan, who tapped Bush as his vice presidential running mate in two successful national campaigns, in 1980 and again four years later.

Only one other USA president, John Adams, had a son who also became president.

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Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10pm Friday (local time), about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

Bush suffered from a form of Parkinson's disease and was hospitalized periodically in recent years for pneumonia.

Thousands of U.S. troops were sent into Panama and the country's leader, Manuel Noriega, was arrested on drug trafficking charges and extradited to the United States to face trial.

On August 2, 1990, Bush faced what was arguably his greatest test. Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein, invaded Kuwait after accusing it of stealing oil and conspiring to influence oil prices.

He assembled a coalition of 32 nations to drive Iraqi forces out in a matter of weeks with a lightning air and ground assault.

He lost his bid for re-election to Bill Clinton in a campaign in which businessman H. Ross Perot took nearly 19 percent of the vote as an independent candidate. It was perhaps the high point of Bush's presidency, his approval rating among US voters reaching a record 89 percent, with a fireworks display lighting the night-time sky over Washington to salute the successful mission.

Following his presidency, the Bushes relocated to Houston, Texas, where they settled down and became active in the community. Bush's representatives released a statement at the time, saying that he occasionally "patted women's rears in what he meant to be a good-natured manner".

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