UPDATE (WKOW) — The 41st president served one term from 1989 to 1993 and also served eight years as vice president under Ronald Reagan.
No official word has come yet on his cause of death but in 2012, Mr. Bush announced he had a form of Parkinson’s disease and had used a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility. His wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, died April 17, 2018.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath said the former president died Friday night, November 30, at 10:10 CST. Funeral services are pending.
Our ABC affiliate in Houston, KTRK-TV, reports that the 41st president and First Lady Barbara Bush marked their 73rd wedding anniversary January 6, making them the longest-married presidential couple.
Statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush on the passing of the 41st President of the United States of America this evening at 10:10pm CT at the age of 94. pic.twitter.com/XUPgha2aUW
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 1, 2018
DALLAS (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94.
Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.
The nation’s 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W. become the 43rd president.
The elder Bush saw his popularity swell with the United States’ success in the Gulf War in 1991, only to watch it evaporate in a brief but deep recession. The Republican was defeated in his bid for a second term by Democrat Bill Clinton.
Bush had also been a World War II hero, Texas congressman, CIA director and Ronald Reagan’s vice president.
Only one other U.S. president, John Adams, had a son who also became president.
(CNN) — Former President George H.W. Bush has died, according to CNN.
Bush was 94 years old.
This story will be updated.