President George H.W. Bush dies at 94

President George H.W. Bush dies at 94

President George H.W. Bush dies at 94

Former president Barack Obama mourned Bush's passing in similar terms.

Foreign Office of Pakistan on Saturday offered condolences on the death of former US President George H.W Bush.

"(.) It's a legacy of service that may never be matched, even though he'd want all of us to try".

Bush Senior died on Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

When Bill Clinton entered the White House, he found a letter from the man he beat: George H.W. Bush. With the election of George W. Bush in 2000, the senior Bush joined John Adams as both President and Presidential Father.

On his 18th birthday he enlisted to fight in WWII, becoming the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy. His wartime duty was spent in the Pacific flying a three-man Avenger torpedo bomber.

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

Meanwhile, President Macron Emmanuel of France has described Mr Bush as a world leader, who strongly supported the European alliance. In January 1945 he married Barbara Pierce.

He returned home and graduated from Yale University, eventually launching a brief career in the oil industry in Texas.

He then went on to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations (1971-1973), chairman of the Republican National Committee (1973-1974), Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China (1974-1975), and Director of Central Intelligence (1976-1977).

In 1980, Bush campaigned for the Republican nomination for President.

President Ronald Reagan famously called on Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" - the Berlin Wall.

Bush also signed a measure removing the phrase "sexual deviation" from the Immigration and Nationality Act, language that had been used to ban LGBTQ immigrants. While Bush hailed the march of democracy, he insisted on restraint in USA policy toward the group of new nations.

His presidency, which ran from 1989 to 1993, was defined by two events - his aggressive response to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and the soon-to-be-broken "read my lips" pledge he made not to raise taxes while running for president in 1988. Black and other government investigators brought hundreds of fraud cases against savings and loans, with, he said, a 90 percent conviction rate that wouldn't have happened without strong backing from the 41st president.

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