Former US President George HW Bush dies at age 94

Leroy Wright
December 3, 2018

The Oval Office successors to former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday, lauded his long career in government and mourned his passing.

The cartoonist who memorialized the Barbara Bush after her death discussed his latest cartoon, which honors George H.W. Bush, Saturday on Fox & Friends.

Bush Snr, a Second World War veteran, was born George Herbert Walker Bush in Milton, Massachusetts, on 12 June 1924.

His son, former president George W. Bush, said he "was a man of the highest character".

Former president Obama met with Bush at his home in Houston on Tuesday afternoon, three days before the 41st presidents death.

Famously, he was also father of 43rd President George W Bush.

His political career saw him occupy a number of positions including congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president for the Republican Party before becoming the first member of the Bush political family to reach the nation's top office.

"Former President George H W Bush was passionate about strong relations between India and USA.

Service defined President George H.W. Bush´s life, and he taught all of us about leadership, sacrifice and decency". "He was, quite simply, one of the most deep-down decent people I have ever known".

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"We had the chance to work together during the time of enormous changes".

Meanwhile, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe wrote that Bush was "a humble, well-respected political figure while serving and through his many years post-presidency".

Ramsey said on Saturday that the idea his cartoon for the former president came about after his wife passed away in April.

"I am profoundly grateful for every minute I spent with President Bush and will always hold our friendship as one of my life's greatest gifts", Clinton said in a statement.

Barbara Bush was buried at Texas A&M's presidential library.

Iran state television has noted his death as being "like other US presidents who wished to see the collapse of the Islamic Republic".

Sheikh Sabah also said Bush never "forgot the Kuwaiti people and will remain in their memory".

The small, oil-rich nation of Kuwait is offering its condolences for Bush, who led the 1991 Gulf War that freed it from Iraq.

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