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December 1, 2018


In the United States, the 41st President George W. Bush died at the age of 94. It is reported by Reuters, citing a spokesman for politician Jim McGrath.

The ex-president died on Friday. The cause of death is still unknown. According to McGrath, the date of the farewell ceremony for Bush senior has not yet been set.

In April, the wife of former President Barbara Pierce Bush died, with whom they lived 73 years. They have five children, 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

During the presidency of Bush Sr. in 1989–1993, the Berlin Wall fell and the USSR collapsed, the United States participated in military operations in Panama, the Philippines, and the Persian Gulf against the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.

Bush Sr. was born June 12, 1924 in Massachusetts in the family of Senator and banker from New York Preskkot Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, he entered the US Navy at the age of 17, becoming the youngest pilot of that time. After serving until the end of the war, then Bush entered Yale University. In 1948, he graduated from it, moved with his family to West Texas and started the oil business, becoming a millionaire by the age of 40.

In 1966, Bush Sr. first elected to the House of Representatives from the 7th District of Texas from the Republican Party. In 1970, he left a place in the House of Representatives for the sake of participation in elections to the Senate, but lost.

In the 1970s, Bush Sr. was the US Permanent Representative to the UN, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, a representative in the PRC and the director of the CIA.

In 1980, Bush Sr. tried to take part in the presidential election, but lost the Republican primaries. After the victory of Ronald Reagan, he became vice-president and held this post until 1989.

In the 1988 election, Bush Sr. scored 53.4 percent of the vote, and his rival Democrat Michael Dukakis - only 45.6 percent. By the end of his term, he lost popularity due to economic difficulties in the United States. As a result, in the elections of 1992, he lost to Democrat Bill Clinton, who was ahead of him with 43 percent of the vote, against 37.4 percent of Bush.

The son of the 41st president, George W. Bush, was elected the 43rd US president from the Republican Party and led the country in 2001-2009. Another son of Bush Sr., Jeb Bush, was governor of the state of Florida in 1999–2007. In 2016, he tried to run for the presidency of the United States.



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