Bush, a war hero and founder of the modern Texas Republican Party who presided over momentous global changes, died at home in Houston on Friday night. He was 94, the last president to have fought in World War II and only the second to have his son also elected to the nation's highest office. As the 41st commander in chief, Bush presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, with a deftness honed as a diplomat and CIA chief. But he was ousted after one term, his popularity sapped after an extended recession and anger over the breaking of his "no new taxes" pledge — a turning point that continues to reverberate in Washington budget fights. For more than two decades since, he has been an elder statesman who projected decency and advocated for public service.
George H. He had fire and drive, which are indispensable to a great statesman. He was discerning in his choice of strong advisers, and was comfortable with dissenting views. Bush was a natural born leader. Bush—who died Nov. Rarely, if ever, has so much power shifted so peacefully. Then Bush marshaled this enhanced U.
Skip to content. George H. There are many reasons to miss George H. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. A World War II hero, he later served his country with great distinction in a number of important positions before becoming vice president and then president.
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