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Former US President George Bush senior dead at 94

Former US President George Bush senior dead at 94

"On behalf of the French people, I convey all my condolences to the American nation for the loss of former President George Bush".

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: "President Bush was a true ally of the United Kingdom, from his service with the US Navy during World War II, to his commitment to the transatlantic alliance while in high office during a time of dramatic change in the world".

- "On Friday, George H.W. Bush took his final flight, reuniting with his wife of 73 years, Barbara and his 3-year-old daughter, Robin".

He then went on to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations (1971-1973), chairman of the Republican National Committee (1973-1974), Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China (1974-1975), and Director of Central Intelligence (1976-1977).

Praise is coming in for former President George H.W. Bush from another member of that club. "As President, he set the stage for decades of prosperity that have followed".

During his time as United States president, he has held seven meetings with USSR and Russian leaders - Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin.

"We have lost a great American". Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course, he said.

Like his father, Prescott Bush, who was elected a Senator from CT in 1952, George became interested in public service and politics.

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

Former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, 87, expressed his "deep condolences" to the Bush family and said Bush's time as president was one of great change.

Yale University, bachelor's degree in economics. But his son who bears his name, came in as the 43rd president after the era of Bill Clinton. He was Vice President during Ronald Reagan's administration for two terms.

Americans' hearts "are heavy today", Obama said, but they "are also filled with gratitude", adding that "our thoughts are with the entire Bush family" and also all who "were inspired by George and Barbara's example".

Indeed, the world envisioned by the 41st president threatens to fray under the challenge of a president whose brash, bombastic style is the polar opposite to that of the dignified, patrician Bush, and whose attention is focused on America first. The president's casket will lie in state from Monday night until Wednesday morning in the centre of the U.S. Capitol rotunda.

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