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Russ Baker, author of "Family of Secrets", a biography of the Bushes, said the family is better known for building an enduring political dynasty than for their policy or ideology, especially by following the lead of George H.W. Bush and his wife of 73 years, Barbara, who died in April 2018.

"Hillary and I mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush, and give thanks for his great long life of service, love and friendship". From there, Bush's casket will travel to Washington on board Trump's presidential aircraft - in what the U.S. leader called "a special tribute that he deserves very much".

The New York Times reports Bush was surrounded by several friends and family as the night wore on. Later, Bush will be memorialized in Houston and buried at his presidential library in College Station, Texas. Bush is to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. The remains will be transported by funeral auto (train) to College Station.

The Bushes made history as the first father-son presidential duo since John Adams and son John Quincy Adams were elected in the nation's earliest decades. "Dana Carvey's take on George H.W. Bush has always been one of my favorites", One user wrote. Bush father and son were both part of the pregame ceremonies before game five of the 2017 World Series in Houston, the penultimate game in the Astros' championship win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gorbachev called him "a true partner" in winding down the Cold War.

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Bush's passing", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said from Buenos Aires, where Trump is attending the G20 summit. He worked with Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama and son George to raise money for hurricane victims in Texas in 2017.

Michael Pallamary was an active politician during the time Bush was president. He encouraged Americans to gather in places of worship "to pay homage" to Bush's memory, adding, "I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance".

Bush's health had been declining for several days. "Whenever I had the opportunity to see him in the White House, working with a foreign leader, that foreign leader had no doubt he was with a friend". Even Prescott Sheldon Bush came up short in his first his bid for political office, when he ran for the U.S. Senate in 1950. "That's the America we love", she said on Instagram. President Bush was a man of unimpeachable character and integrity whose decency and kindness earned him the respect and admiration of the nation he served.

Bush, who months before writing his letter had warned voters to "watch your wallet" with that Democrat Clinton, was self-effacing and personal in his handoff.

Bush's funeral at the National Cathedral is scheduled for 11 am Wednesday, and afterward his remains will make the return trip from Andrews back to Houston.

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