George H. W. Bush Dies at 94

Amanda Swank, Editor-in-Chief

Former President George H. W. Bush died Friday, November 30th 2018. The former president had a form of Parkinson’s disease, kept him in and out of the hospital in recent years as his health deteriorated. Bush died only eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

Born in Milton, Massachusetts, to Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush, he eventually became one of the youngest aviators in the U.S. Navy, where he served until 1945. After attending Yale University, Bush founded his own oil company in Texas, and became a millionaire at age 40.

In 1966, he won Texas’ House of Representatives election, and was re-elected in 1968. Bush ran for president in 1980 but was defeated in the Republican primary by Ronald Reagan, who chose Bush as his running mate. In 1988, he ran a successful campaign for president, becoming the first incumbent vice president in 152 years to be elected president. In office, Bush signed a bill to increase taxes, and also the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Today, December 5th 2018, the 41st president is being honored by his son, George W. Bush at the National Cathedral.