The patriarch of the Bush Dynasty had succeeded Ronald Reagan in 1989 …
He joined his wife Barbara. Former US President George HW Bush died Friday night, his family said. The details of the funeral will be communicated in due course, the spokesman said.
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I have the sadness to announce that after 94 remarkable years our dear daddy has died,” George W. Bush said in a statement posted on Twitter by a family spokesman. “George HW Bush was a man of noble character and the best father a son or daughter could have wished for.”
Statement from George W. Bush on passing of his father: “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.” https://t.co/bVYupfkw8t pic.twitter.com/YzVeCeBLXX
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 1, 2018
Barack and Michelle Obama praised “his service,” Donald Trump paid tribute to his “authenticity, liveliness, and commitment to his family, his country, and his faith.”
Obamas release statement: “George H.W. Bush’s life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey. …It’s a legacy of service that may never be matched, even though he’d want all of us to try.”
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) December 1, 2018
Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush pic.twitter.com/qxPsp4Ggs7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2018
A mandate marked by the Gulf War
The death of the former US president comes just months after that of his wife Barbara, with whom he remained married 73 years. The couple had five children and 17 grandchildren.
After serving for eight years as Ronald Reagan’s Vice President, George Bush joined the White House as the 41st President of the United States. His presidency, from 1989 to 1993, coincided with the end of the Cold War and was marked by the Gulf War between August 1990 and February 28, 1991.