George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States, died at the age of 94, announced Friday evening his son George W. Bush, the 43rd US president.
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I have the sadness to announce that after a remarkable 94 years our dear father has died,” George W. Bush said in a statement posted on Twitter by a family spokesman.
Son of senator and father of president, George HW Bush was a man with a golden career who climbed the political ladder: from deputy to ambassador to the UN, from the president of the Republican Party to Envoy in China, to director of the CIA to vice president of an extremely popular Ronald Reagan.
His career as president was marked by the Gulf War in 1991 in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein. George H. W. Bush lost his run for a second term in the White House against Bill Clinton. He lived to see his son, George W., twice elected president, in front of both the second US heads of state father and son, after John Adams and John Quincy Adams.