Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at 94

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George H.W. Bush, the 41st President, has died at the age of 94.

He died late Friday at his Houston home and his son, former President George W. Bush, made the announcement, reports CNN.

His wife, Barbara Bush, died in April 2018.

George H.W. Bush was the President of the United States from 1989-1993. Read a snippet of his bio from whitehouse.gov below:

George H.W. Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924. He became a student leader at Phillips Academy in Andover. On his 18th birthday he enlisted in the armed forces. The youngest pilot in the Navy when he received his wings, he flew 58 combat missions during World War II. On one mission over the Pacific as a torpedo bomber pilot he was shot down by Japanese antiaircraft fire and was rescued from the water by a U. S. submarine. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action.

In January 1945 he married Barbara Pierce. They had six children– George, Robin (who died as a child), John (known as Jeb), Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy.

Like his father, Prescott Bush, who was elected a Senator from Connecticut in 1952, George became interested in public service and politics. He served two terms as a Representative to Congress from Texas. Twice he ran unsuccessfully for the Senate. Then he was appointed to a series of high-level positions: Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U. S. Liaison Office in the People’s Republic of China, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 1980 Bush campaigned for the Republican nomination for President. He lost, but was chosen as a running mate by Ronald Reagan. n 1988 Bush won the Republican nomination for President and, with Senator Dan Quayle of Indiana as his running mate.

Read the entire bio here.

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