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Former President George H.W. Bush dead at 94 originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94.

His death was announced by his family Friday night on Twitter. The president's health had been in decline in recent months.

Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital with a blood infection on April 22 -- two days after the funeral for his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.

He is survived by his five children, including former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Bush was with there his wife when she died at the age of 92 on April 17.

"He of course is broken-hearted to lose his beloved Barbara, his wife of 73 years. He held her hand all day and was at her side when [she] left this good earth," a statement from his office said after her death. "But it will not surprise all of you who know and love him, that he also is being stoic and strong, and is being lifted up by his large and supportive family."

Bush was a key part of his family’s political dynasty. His father was a senator; and his son George W. Bush was president from 2001 to 2009.

He served two terms as President Ronald Reagan's second in command and became the first incumbent vice president to be elected president since Martin Van Buren in 1836.

But Bush's tenure in the White House was limited to four years. He was defeated for re-election by Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992. A weakened economy, a limited domestic agenda and a broken promise against raising taxes contributed to Bush's defeat.


Bush was a one-time oil executive who spent years in government service, including terms as CIA director, ambassador to the United Nations and liaison to the People's Republic of China. He was also elected to the House of Representatives as a congressman from Texas. Following his time in the White House, he and his wife moved to Houston, where they led a relatively quiet life.

Bush began experiencing health problems during his presidency. In 1991, he was treated at a hospital for an irregular heartbeat. Doctors diagnosed him as having Graves disease, a thyroid condition that, by coincidence, his wife also had.

Bush experienced a recurrence of the irregular heartbeat in February 2000, when he was attending a reception in Naples, Florida. He spent a night in the hospital, but smiled and joked with reporters the next day.

In November 2012, he was admitted to a Houston hospital for bronchitis and a chronic cough. He was expected to return home well before Christmas but remained hospitalized after the holiday. Officials said he had a high fever and had been placed on a liquids-only diet.

In 2017, the former president was admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to "address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia," according to his office.

His family has said publicly that the former president was no longer able to walk unassisted, a frustration for a man who enjoyed an active lifestyle of golf, fishing, jogging and power walks on the beach near his summer home in Maine.




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Unless that is being used to mean something other than its most common meaning, you have zero class, and should be ashamed of yourself.


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That's harsh.

RIP Bush 41



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Unless that is being used to mean something other than its most common meaning, you have zero class, and should be ashamed of yourself.

No. George H.W. Bush should have been ashamed of himself.

I will feel for his family and the loss they are going through, but nothing more.

ETA: Apologies Para, I posted before seeing your's.


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I had great respect for this President. May he rest in peace. I served while he was CINC. Further, he was not an activist after leaving office. A peaceful transfer of power.




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I respect his service in WWII. I don't think he did much for the nation as a president. My condolences to the family.



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Condolences to his family and friends.




 
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I will miss him. RIP.




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His life was full and diverse to say the least, you could say he epitomized the Greatest Generation: Navy fighter pilot, businessman, congressman, UN Ambassador, RNC Chair, diplomat to China, DCI, VPOUS and POTUS. That's quite a life.
 
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GHWB had his faults, but I'm not going to kick him after he died. Some of his actions were things I did not approve of, but I'm sure that there were others that were necessary. He was a war hero and a devoted husband and father. Those attributes alone should be worthy of note--there are so many men today who lack them.

RIP GHWB

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R.I.P. I respect the man’s WWII service and condolences to his family. As a politician, I have very mixed opinions and I will leave it at that.
 
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He was a gentleman and was not mean enough to smack down the Democrats who opposed him and his policies. I worked under his leadership when he was the Director of the CIA.


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RIP 41
I think it has become pouplar to pick on the Bush family, for a lot of reasons.
They have been a wealthy family for a long time, and a modern political dynasty.

But, let's not forget this man flew 58 combat missions in WW2, and parachuted out of a burning plane after completing a torpedo mission.

I worked with a retired Marine who served at the WH during the end of the Reagan, and beginning of the Bush eras. Ron and Nancy were aloof and didn't even acknowledge the young Marines that were steps away all day, at attention.
In contrast George would call them in and BS for a while to break the day up a little, while making the Secret service man the post. Barbara was one of his favorite people of all time, knew everyone's name, baked cookies and brung them to the squad room personally, inquired about their families etc etc.
Which type of leader would you want serve?
 
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