George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States Of America passed on at his home in Houston, Texas, Friday November 30.
The former US President George H. W. Bush was confirmed dead by his spokesman at age 94, as reported by CNN.
The US elder statesman George Bush Sr had a sterling profile from his days as a school athlete, to joining the US military as a pilot and fighting in the World War II and eventually becoming the president.
“Born into privilege and a tradition of service, Bush was a son of a senator, celebrated World War II combat pilot, student athlete, Texas oilman, Republican congressman, national party chairman, pioneering diplomat and spy chief. After his own 1980 presidential campaign came up short, he served two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president before reaching the pinnacle of political power by winning the 1988 presidential election, soundly defeating Democrat Michael Dukakis.”
Bush death comes months after the demise of his wife Barbara Bush in April. The former president and first lady were married for 73 years.
George Bush Sr is the second US President to have his son become president just like himself. He is survived by his eldest son and 43rd President George Bush Jnr, Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and Republican presidential candidate, Neil, Melvin and Dorothy.