Bio box of former president George H.W. Bush

George H W Bush

Reactions to Death of George H.W. Bush Note Legacy of Service

Six children: Former President George W. Bush; John "Jeb" Bush, former Florida governor; Neil Bush; Marvin Bush; Dorothy Bush Koch; and Robin Bush, who died of leukemia in 1953. He was America's 41st President, and had suffered a myriad of health problems over the past years, including vascular Parkinsonism.

Prior to entering politics, Bush Sr. served in the Navy during World War II.

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

FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1991, U.S. President George H. Bush, left, and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev sit together at the Soviet Embassy after meeting in Madrid, Spain.

In their statement, the first couple also said they "will remember President Bush for his devotion to family - especially the love of his life, Barbara". Bush's entire life was dedicated to serving his country.

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

But the decorated war pilot and former Central Intelligence Agency chief suffered the ignominy of being a one-term president, denied a second term over a weak economy when he lost the 1992 election to upstart Democrat Bill Clinton.

"It was a time of great change, demanding great responsibility from everyone".

Bush next turned his energies toward completing his education and raising a family.

"Beginning with his posting as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 1971 and continuing through his appointment as the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the South Asia Earthquake Disaster in 2005, George H.W. Bush worked productively with and through the United Nations". Eight years later, Bush was swept into the oval office for a virtual third term of one of the most consequential presidencies in modern times.

The other battles he fought as president, including a war on drugs and a crusade to make American children the best educated in the world, were not so decisively won. "Receiving "Bush 41" & his wonderful wife Barbara at No10 was a huge honour that I will never forget".

Former prime minister Stephen Harper tweeted that Bush was "a conservative leader and deeply devoted family man" who leaves behind an incredible legacy.

Bush declared a "new world order" in 1990 and drove Iraq from Kuwait in a matter of weeks with a lightning air and ground assault - and the backing of a coalition of 32 nations. While Bush hailed the march of democracy, he insisted on restraint in U.S. policy toward the group of new nations.

Latest News