George H.W. Bush Has Died

By Staff | December 1, 2018 | 10:50 AM EST

President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, April 25, 2013. (Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian)

( - George H.W. Bush, who served as vice president to President Ronald Reagan and was then elected the 41st president of the United States, died Friday in Texas.

"George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died November 30, 2018," said the official obituary posted by the George Bush Presidential Library.

"He was 94 years old and is survived by five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two siblings," it said. "He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara, his second child, Pauline Robinson 'Robn' Bush; and his brothers, Prescott and 'Bucky.'"

 "Mr. Bush was elected president on November 8, 1988, sworn in on January 20, 1989, and served until January 20, 1993," said the obituary. "During his term of office, a revolution of human liberty swept the globe, emancipating tens of millions of people and unleashing a series of transformative events: freedom prevailed in the Cold War as the Soviet Union imploded; the Berlin Wall 'fell' and Germany united within NATO following 45 years of postwar division; and from Eastern Europe to the Baltic states to Latin Aemrica to former Soviet republics, many liberal democracies supplanted totalitarian regimes."

"During this 'historic period of cooperation' as he called it," the obituary said. "President Bush worked with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and other key global figures to end the Cold War peeacefully and usher in a new geopoltical era marked by political self-determination, the spread of market capitalism and the opending of closed economies."

To read the full obituary for Presideent George H.W. Bush click here.


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