Former US President George Herbert Walker Bush dies at 94

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New Delhi – : Former United States President George Herbert Walker Bush passed away at the age of 94 on Friday.

According to their family spokesman Jim McGrath, Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. 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 U.S. president, John Adams, had a son who also became president.

Before he became president, Bush had a lifetime of public service, as a young Navy pilot in World War II, Texas Congressman, CIA director and faithful vice president to Ronald Reagan.

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