Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Former US President George H.W. Bush dies aged 94

President Bush gestures during a news conference at the White House in Washington Thursday Sept. 12 1991. The president declared that he would use his veto power if necessary to delay action on Israel's call for $10 billion in loan guarantees to Former US President George Bush dies at age 94, family spokesman says
Gerardo Duncan | 01 December, 2018, 08:40

The Republican giant was wheelchair-bound in his final years but was still active up until the end, and the New York Times obituary of the former president detailed his fight with Parkinson's in his final years.

The day after her death, Mr Bush was hospitalised with a blood infection.

President George H.W. Bush, 94, passed away late Friday night.

His death comes less than eight months after his wife Barbara died. The couple was married for 73 years.

Bush was the last veteran of World War II to serve as U.S. president.

"George HW Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for".

Former US President George Bush dies at age 94, family spokesman says
Former US president George HW Bush passes away at 94

He ran for president again with Sen.

As one of his first major decisions, Bush chose to remove Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega - a former United States ally turned worldwide drug lord - from power.

His presidency fell during a time of dramatic change as the Cold War ended, the Soviet Union broke up and the Berlin Wall fell. Later, he sent troops to the Mideast to repel Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his attempted takeover of oil-rich Kuwait. Bush was able to create an global coalition and led a military strike to drive Hussein out of the country. He was succeeded by Democrat Bill Clinton. Bush oversaw the opening of his presidential library in College Station, Texas, and was widely honored as an elder statesman.

Bush, the 41st president of the United States, lived longer than any of his predecessors.

In 2017, several women accused Bush of sexual misconduct and telling lewd jokes. He was the son of a senator from CT and the daughter of a wealthy investment banker.

Bush continued: "The new breeze blows, a page turns, the story unfolds".

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