George H.W. Bush

 

 

Age: 94

 

Summary: World War II hero and the 41st president of the United States whose U.S. presidency from 1989 to 1993 soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, who was the man with golden resume who rose through the political ranks from congressman to United Nations ambassador, Republican Party chairman to envoy to China, Central Intelligence Agency director to two-term vice president under hugely popular Ronald Reagan after the 1991 Gulf War stoked his popularity, but who acknowledged that he had trouble articulating "the vision thing" and was haunted by his decision to break a solemn vow he made to voters ("Read my lips. No new taxes."), who lost his bid for re-election to Bill Clinton in a campaign in which businessman H. Ross Perot took almost 19 per cent of the vote as an independent candidate, who lived to see his son George W. Bush twice elected to presidency and became only the second father-and-son U.S. presidents after John Adams and John Quincy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from Parkinson's disease

 

Born: June 12, 1924

 

Died: November 30, 2018

 

Location: Houston, Texas