Bush dies at 94

Former US President George HW Bush (1989-1993) has died at age 94, his spokesman Jim McGrath reported early this morning.

Bush died around 10 pm in Houston, Texas, he added. His death came just eight months after his wife, Barbara Bush.

He served as a politician, military and successful oil entrepreneur, and was the president [Republican] number 41 of the United States.

His presidency was marked by several storms in foreign policy. Shortly after beginning his administration, he had to witness the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and on December 20, 1989 he ordered the military invasion of Panama to overthrow the dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega.

The popularity of Bush Sr. grew with the success of the United States in the Gulf War in 1991 to be lost later in a brief but deep recession.

A veteran of World War II, he served twice as vice president before occupying the White House in 1988. He also served as a congressman of Texas and director of the CIA .

After losing the candidacy for a second term before the Democrat Bill Clinton he dedicated himself to support the political career of his son, who managed to be the 43rd president of the United States.

George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts and his father was Senator Prescott Bush.

At age 21, he was married to Barbara Pierce for 70 years. They had six children: George, Robin, Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy.

John Adams was the only president who had a son who also occupied the White House.