Former US President George HW Bush Dies Aged 94

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Just weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mr Bush launched Operation Just Cause in December 1989. Bush was able to create an worldwide coalition and led a military strike to drive Hussein out of the country. Later, he sent troops to the Mideast to repel Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his attempted takeover of oil-rich Kuwait.

The father to the 43rd U.S. president went in and out of hospitals, battling aliments during his last days on earth.

Bush is survived by his sons, former President George W. Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Neil Bush, Marvin Bush, and daughter Dorothy Bush Koch.

"We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order - a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations", he said in January 1991.

President Donald Trump paid tribute in a statement to his predecessor's "essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family and country". He bailed out of the aircraft and was rescued in the waters off the Bonin Islands.

George Herbert Walker Bush served just one term as United States president, but few occupants of the Oval Office could have felt history shifting so sharply under their feet.

Bush, who was born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, grew up wealthy, attending elite schools but putting off college so he could enlist in the Navy at 18. Director of Central Intelligence.

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He was a local Republican Party chairman, and in 1966 won a seat in the US House of Representatives. That loss set him on a path to the string of high-level appointments in the 1970s.

He went from sitting vice-president to becoming President of the United States, a position he held between 1988 and 1992.

Bush released a statement on the evening of November 30, 2018.

He entered the White House in 1989 with a reputation as a man of indecision and indeterminate views.

At the time of his death, Bush was the American president to have lived the longest.

His son, former president George W. Bush, issued a statement about his father's passing through a family spokesperson. There will no doubt be additional weighing in about the elder Bush's presidential career, both the ups and the downs. That hospitalization was his third in a year, and Dr. Clint Doerr, a pulmonologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, said he continued to deal with medical conditions. His wife Barbara passed away earlier this year.

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