George HW Bush Dead at 94

Former president dies 8 months after Barbara Bush's death
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 30, 2018 11:17 PM CST
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In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George HW Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

(Newser) – Former President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94, the AP reports. Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10pm Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. The nation's 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W. became the 43rd president. The elder Bush saw his popularity swell with the United States' success in the Gulf War in 1991, only to watch it evaporate in a brief but deep recession. The Republican was defeated in his bid for a second term by Democrat Bill Clinton. Bush had also been a World War II hero, Texas congressman, CIA director, and Ronald Reagan's vice president. Only one other US president, John Adams, had a son who also became president. (Bush paid a very simple tribute to his wife after she died.)

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