Former President George H. W. Bush Dies at 94

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Former President George H. W. Bush Dies at 94

Jackson Melton, Journalist and Co-editor

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George H. W. Bush

        George H. W. Bush, our 41st president, has just died on November 30, 2018. In wake of this horrible tragedy, current President Trump ordered all major markets to close on Wednesday to pay respect to George Bush. George Bush was our president from 1989-1993 and served as vice president under Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989. George H. W. Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts on June 12, 1924. He was also head of the CIA under President Gerald Ford, and he was the only president to have been head of the CIA. He was also a part of the senate and he was a republican politician.

        George H. W. Bush died from vascular Parkinsonism, a condition that is caused by multiple small strokes. He had to use a wheelchair for the last few years of his life. He was admitted to a hospital in April, shortly after his wife’s funeral and was in and out of the hospital until his death on November 30th, last week. There have been articles about how death is common at an old age after a spouse’s death. He and his wife had been married for 73 years when she died in April. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas on Friday evening. He is the longest living president in American history.

He was a republican politician and was president for one term. During his four years as president, he established many foreign policies and helped our country in many ways. The Berlin wall fell in 89′ and the Soviet Union crumbled two years later. President Bush also signed the North American Free Trade Agreement. During his term, there were successful military operations in Panama, and the Persian Gulf. He lost the 1992 election to Bill Clinton.

(l,r) Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush

The main reason he was not reelected was because most of his foreign policies had become irrelevant post cold war.

The nation mourns at a church in Houston, Texas. He was brought there on the 4141 train, constructed in his honor. He was a great president and brought America through many hard situations. He has six kids and his son, George W. Bush, spoke at his funeral along with a few others. The Nation will remember George H. W. Bush.

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