George H.W. Bush to lie in state at the Capitol

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U.S. President George W. Bush (R) and his father, former U.S. President George Bush (L) wave as the leave a family wedding at St. John's Episcopal Church May 6, 2006 in Washington, DC.

George H.W. Bush died on Friday at the age of 94. Bush is to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from Monday evening through Wednesday morning.

You can see the official schedule here. The New York Stock Exchange will observe a minute of silence on Monday to honour Bush and plans to be closed on the official day of mourning designated by Trump, said Kristen Kaus, a spokeswoman for the exchange. Barack Obama's to Donald Trump offered congratulations on "a remarkable run" and checked off verities of American leadership - advice to "build more ladders of success", "sustain the global order", yet take time for family.

Gov. Roy Cooper today ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the passing of President George H.W. Bush.

From former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to current heads of state, leaders praised Bush both for his strength and his moderation, as well as the commitment to internationalism typified by his assembling of a global coalition to oust Iraqi invaders from Kuwait in 1991.

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"It was a time of great change, demanding great responsibility from everyone", Gorbachev told the Interfrax news agency. Gorbachev called him "a true partner" in winding down the Cold War.

Zakhem was the USA ambassador to Bahrain during the Persian Gulf War, working closely with President Bush. "The quality of life had deteriorated a lot for him", Baker said.

For the country's other political dynasty - the Bushes - it was a summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, and the West Texas oil patch that created a mix of Yale blue-blood and backcountry cowboy, and their own patriarch in George H.W. Bush. His son, Prescott Sheldon Bush, was a Yale graduate and investment banker twice elected to the U.S. Senate from CT.

Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, a union that lasted until her death earlier this year.

After moving to Texas to work in the oil business, Bush turned his attention to politics in the 1960s, being elected to his first of two terms in Congress in 1967. That was followed by more than four decades in government, including as a congressman from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. envoy to China, director of the C.I.A., and vice president to Ronald Reagan. He added that the while his friendship with Bush was at first "respectful", it was after they became involved in relief efforts for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Karina in 2005 that the relationship blossomed.

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