George H.W. Bush (1924-2018)

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George H.W. Bush (1924-2018)

Keaton Christian, Managing Editor

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The 41st President of the United States passed away last Friday at his home in Houston, Texas. Bush 41, was Reagan’s Vice President and then succeeded him in the election of 1988. He served one term, when he supervised the breakup of the USSR and implementation of his “Points of Light” domestic policy agenda. He was defeated by Bill Clinton in 1992 after his approval rating plummeted as a result of raising taxes on the middle class, a feat he promised not to pursue as President. Bush 41 is most known for his heartwarming generosity and kind words, exemplified in the letter he left for Clinton upon his arrival in January 1993. After the bitter 1992 campaign, Bush’s words were full of hope and encouragement, another prime example of the peaceful transfer of power following American elections. Bush 41 lied in state over the weekend through Tuesday evening, on Wednesday a private funeral was held at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The President’s body will lie at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning before being transferred to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station. He will be buried on those grounds.