To Whom Much is Given — George HW Bush

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His presence will be sorely missed.

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Bush had been "among the architects of German unity" who supported unity "without reservations" from the start.

He never "forgot the Kuwaiti people and will remain in their memory".

Tributes have poured in from former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, who defeated Bush in 1992 and later developed a close friendship with him.

"The legacy of George H.W. Bush will be forever etched in the history of America and the world", Baker's statement said, according to the New York Times.

The state-run KUNA news agency flashed news of Bush's death Saturday morning at the age of 94. It was a dramatic time demanding huge responsibility from everyone. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924, he became a student leader at Phillips Academy in Andover. Shot down over the Pacific by Japanese anti-aircraft fire, he parachuted out and was rescued by a submarine after huddling in a life raft for four hours while enemy forces circled. S. submarine. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action. Our thoughts are with the Bush family.

As the war neared an end in January 1945, Bush married sweetheart Barbara Pierce. In addition to George W. and Jeb, he is survived by three surviving children, Neil, Marvin and Doro; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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He grew up in the posh New York City suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut, and was educated at exclusive private schools and Yale University. After graduation Bush embarked on a career in the oil industry of West Texas.

"To make sure it was cemented he also went to the United Nations to get a United Nations resolution". Eight years later, as he accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president in 1988, Bush pleaded for a "kinder, and gentler nation". He lost, but was chosen as a running mate by Ronald Reagan.

"A line has been drawn in the sand", President Bush said. He nearly immediately separated himself from his benefactor Reagan, calling for a "kinder, gentler nation" - to which Nancy Reagan was famously said to reply, "kinder and gentler than what?"

Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, hailed Bush's role in helping end the Cold War and an arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. "So when we re-did the museum 10 years ago, we actually put more George Bush into the museum".

"You can not be president of the United States if you don't have faith".

John Major, whose 1990-1997 term as British prime minister overlapped with Bush's presidency, said the late president "saw America's obligation to the world and honoured it". "Share pain of family and American people".