Former US president George Bush dies at 94

Former US president George Bush dies at 94

Former US president George Bush dies at 94

His son, George W. Bush, served two terms as president from 2001 through 2009.

His father, Prescott Bush, the son of an OH steel magnate, made his fortune as an investment banker and later served 10 years as a senator from CT.

Jimmy Carter was born a few months later, so he could quickly reset the record.

As news of the statesman's death broke, the Obamas issued a statement, saying: "America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush".

The 41st president suffered from vascular parkinsonism, a rare condition that "mimics Parkinson's disease", according to the Associated Press.

Bush died at 10.40pm CT on Friday, his office confirmed in a statement.

He enlisted on his 18th birthday and was the youngest pilot in the US Navy when he received his wings and went on to fly 58 combat missions. A submarine rescued him.

His wife, Barbara Bush, passed away on April 17 at the age of 92.

The former president and first lady had been married for 73 years. But to Houstonians he was one of our most esteemed and relatable neighbors.

In the 1960s, Bush, now independently wealthy, turned to politics. He won an election for a seat in the House of Representatives before losing another bid for a Senate seat.

It wasn't an easy job: when LIFE Magazine caught up with him, it was at the tense moment that the United Nations made a decision to admit "Red China" as a member in place of the Nationalist government based in Taipei.

Bush served two terms as a Representative to Congress from Texas and served as Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, as well as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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