George H. W. Bush dead at 94

Moscow Looks Back George HW Bush A Steady Hand While Soviet Union Fell

President Trump issued a statement early Saturday morning on the death of former President George H.W. Bush, remembering him as an "unflappable" leader and devoted family man.

From former presidents to Bush's family, support poured in from across the world.

When the Soviet Union finally fell, Bush heralded it as a "victory for democracy and freedom" but held back on implementing a US-centric policy on the confederation of nations that emerged.

In January 1945 he married Barbara Pierce and together they had six children - George, Robin (who died as a child), John (known as Jeb), Neil, Marvin and Dorothy.

He is the father of former President George W. Bush, who served two terms from 2001 through 2009.

He was the 41st U.S. president between 1989 and 1993, after serving two terms as vice-president to Ronald Reagan.

It was during the presidency of his son, George W Bush, that Saddam's rule would eventually end.

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Mr Bush was the president who led the United States at the end of the Cold War.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10 pm on Friday night in the USA, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

In his later years he developed a form of Parkinson's disease and used a motorised scooter or a wheelchair for mobility.

In late 1989, Bush sent USA troops to Panama to oust strongman Manuel Noriega. It was perhaps the high point of Bush's presidency, his approval rating among USA voters reaching a record 89 percent, with a fireworks display lighting the night-time sky over Washington to salute the successful mission. Bush oversaw the opening of his presidential library in College Station, Texas, and was widely honored as an elder statesman.

In 2017, several women accused Bush of sexual misconduct and telling lewd jokes.

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