Tributes for former United States president George HW Bush

George HW Bush in 2016

"George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for", former President George W. Bush said in a statement following the announcement of his father's death.

German leaders paid tribute to former U.S. president George H.W. Bush on Saturday for his role in their country's reunification, calling him a "true friend".

"At each stage of his remarkable career, the president worked side by side with his friends, colleagues and counterparts in the United Kingdom", she said. He served as head of the U.S. Liaison Office in China between 1974 and 1975.

In addition to citing the posts in which the former president served the country, the statement from the Trumps cited his achievement in guiding the nation to a peaceful and victorious conclusion of the Cold War.

After Bush emphatically said Saddam's aggression "will not stand", US-led forces routed Iraq's army in the Gulf War, driving it from Kuwait while stopping short of taking Baghdad, Iraq's capital. He died just about seven months after the death of his beloved wife, Barbara Bush.

Though more moderate than his son, President George W. Bush, the elder Bush had a mixed record on LGBTQ rights. "Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as is practical".

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During his time as United States president, he has held seven meetings with USSR and Russian leaders - Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. He flew 58 missions off carriers in the Pacific, was shot down at sea and rescued by a US submarine.

Praise is coming in for former President George H.W. Bush from another member of that club.

Bush was a fighter pilot in World War II after graduating from Yale.

He made a fortune and began a rise to national prominence by winning elections to the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas in 1966 and 1968. It may well mark the end of the road for a family dynasty that stretches back more than half a century to 1952 when George's father Prescott Bush was first elected to the U.S. Senate and continued through two terms of a second George Bush.

About 70 students gathered at the Presidential Pond outside the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and sang "Amazing Grace", according to Texas A&M's the Battalion, a student newspaper. "Service defined President George H.W. Bush's life, and he taught all of us about leadership, sacrifice and decency".

As he accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president in 1988, Bush pleaded for a "kinder, gentler nation".

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