Houston, November 30 – President George H.W. Bush, the father of President George W. Bush, and the son of United States Senator Prescott Bush of Connecticut, died this evening.
Bush was the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) during the Gerald Ford administration and served as Vice President of the United States during President Ronald Reagan’s eight years in the White House from 1981 to 1989.
As President, Bush was the Commander-in-Chief and coalition leader of the Gulf War in which western nations drove Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait which the crazed dictator annexed in July, 1990. He was the 41st President of the United States.
Bush served in the United States Congress from Houston’s 7th Congressional District from 1967 to 1971. His knowledge of foreign policy resulted in his appointment by President Richard Nixon as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Bush was the Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1973 and 1974 and suffered in that position through the Watergate scandal in the Nixon administration.
President Gerald Ford appointed Bush as Ambassador to China for two years before Bush became the DCI.
Bush ran for President in 1980 and engaged in bruising primary campaigns against Reagan. Reagan tapped Bush to be his running mate at the 1980 Republican National Convention.
President Bush died of old age and low blood pressure at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.