W. Bush, the 41st USA president, dies

W. Bush, the 41st USA president, dies

W. Bush, the 41st USA president, dies

"America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush", Barack and Michelle Obama wrote in a joint statement.

He was the 41st United States president between 1989 and 1993, after serving two terms as vice-president to Ronald Reagan.

The 41st president suffered from vascular parkinsonism, a rare condition that "mimics Parkinson's disease", according to the Associated Press.

As the last United States president to have served in World War II and the country's last Cold War leader, the end of Mr Bush's time in the White House marked the end of a political era.

Populist FDR Democrat Brandon Presley says Former President Bush served America "with dignity both home and overseas".

With Reagan barred by the U.S. Constitution from serving more than two terms, Bush plotted a presidential run for 1988, ultimately defeating the Democratic nominee, Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.

He married Barbara Pierce in 1945.

In a letter to his wife on January 6, 1994, Mr Bush said she had given him "joy that few men know".

The one-term Republican president, who served from 1989 to 1993, had been admitted to...

He assembled a coalition of 32 nations to drive Iraqi forces out in a matter of weeks with a lightning air and ground assault.

The 1991 Gulf War stoked his popularity. As President, he set the stage for the decades of prosperity that have followed.

Another son, Jeb - a former Florida governor - made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination in 2016.

Bush was the patriarch of a political dynasty that included one son who served as president, another as a governor and a grandson who now holds statewide office in Texas.

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