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George H.W. Bush Dead at 94

From an obituary published by the Washington Examiner:

George H. W. Bush, president of the United States from 1989 to 1993, father of President George W. Bush, World War II veteran, and former CIA director died Friday, his family has announced.

He passed away in Houston, Texas, at 10:10 p.m. Central Time, according to his spokesman Jim McGrath, who said funeral arrangements “will be announced as soon as is practical.” Bush was in failing health in recent years but was able to parachute on his 90th birthday. In the last week of his life, he was visited by former President Barack Obama, with whom he had developed warm relations.

A statement released from his office read: “George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two siblings. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years; his second child Pauline Robinson ‘Robin’ Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or ‘Bucky’ Bush.” Barbara Bush died in April at age 92.

Former President George W. Bush said in a statement: “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.”

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10 Responses to George H.W. Bush Dead at 94

  1. Just image he was only 20 years old when he was a pilot in World War Two. He and Mrs. Bush were very close friends with James Baker III & his wife. They were there to give support when Bushs’ 3 year old daughter died of leukemia. The Walker Cup is named for his grandfather. His favorite BBQ place in Houston was Otto’s. His Wikipedia Bio is very long. Here is info about the Walker Cup.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Cup

    I do not understand his close relationship with Obama except there must be a common bond with those who have served as President.

  2. I hope there is a special place in hell for Ross Perot. Without him we would not have had the national nightmare of the Clintons for the past 25 years.

  3. No doubt he was a patriot, and he did a credible job as president. Was he a great president? Probably not, but his family seems to have truly loved him and that’s all that matters.

  4. George and Barbara spent a lot of time throughout their lives at their home in Kennebunkport, Maine, not far me. There was always a bit of publicity, comments from locals about the visits and their interactions with the locals. They were dearly loved by the locals, met a lot of people, attended the local Episcopalian Church on Sundays, interacted a lot with people while at Kennebunkport. We used to go by there occasionally when the Bushes were in residence–lots of SS etc around as you can imagine. But occasionally we’d see one of the Bushes on the property.

    We happened to be there in 2007 when George Jr and GW took Putin out fishing on the Bush’s speedboat. We saw them coming back into shore, the three of them in the boat with George W at the helm. And, yes, George was hotdogging the boat. ;+}

    Here’s a photo from that event, with both Bushes, Putin and some other dude.

    http://static3.uk.businessinsider.com/image/56013e43dd0895270e8b4575-947-534/putin%20fish.png

  5. Bush’s handling of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the disintegration of the USSR has always been underappreciated. Both of those could have been major league screw-ups in the hands of a lesser person as president (i.e. Dukakis). Reagan may have won the Cold War but Bush dealt with the aftermath. Kind of like Roosevelt and Truman and WWII.