George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, has died at the age of 94.
President Bush lived a long life of service dating back to his time in World War II as a combat pilot for the United States Navy. Before begin elected President in 1988, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a United Nations Ambassador under President Richard Nixon, the 49th Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office to China, Director of the C.I.A. and Vice President under President Ronald Reagan.
As expected, many took to Twitter to honor the late President.
Statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush on the passing of the 41st President of the United States of America this evening at 10:10pm CT at the age of 94.
Statement by President George W. Bush on the death of his father, President George H.W. Bush https://t.co/wDD0vnlN8U
I already miss the greatest human being that I will ever know. Love you Dad!
George H.W. Bush: patriot, public servant, and President of the United States. Rest in Peace, 41.
Fmr. VP Dan Quayle on Pres. George H.W. Bush: "I have often told my children "If you want a role model in your life - look to President George Herbert Walker Bush. The world mourns the loss of a great American. But, it also celebrates a life well lived." https://t.co/bKH4r5mTvJ
Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush
President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!
My heart goes out to the entire Bush family. https://t.co/raZ4SZQo1c
America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude. Our thoughts are with the entire Bush family tonight - and all who were inspired by George and Barbara's example.
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. I am grateful for every minute I spent with him and will always hold our friendship as one of my life's greatest gifts. https://t.co/1CYdrIeKmz
Here is my statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush. https://t.co/kGlxGrBsOB
"Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened by the death of former President George H.W. Bush. His administration was marked by grace, civility, and social conscience. Through his Points of Light initiative... https://t.co/aS89P0i4X1
My grandfather was the greatest man I ever knew. His life spanned the American Century-he fought in World War II ... took part in the Texas oil boom ... served out a distinguished career in public service including serving as president during the final days of the Cold War.
He was more than a great man; he was a good man. His courage was matched by his compassion; and his dedication to country was equaled only by his devotion to his family. Gampy, we love you and we will miss you. But we will never forget you.
Nothing gave my Gampy more joy than service to others, especially supporting and caring for those who risk making the ultimate sacrifice everyday. His leadership taught us to be kinder and gentler, to love each other. We will miss him dearly.
Naval Aviation mourns the passing of our 41st President, George H.W. Bush, a Naval Aviator, statesman, and humble public servant. His legacy lives on in those who don the cloth of our great nation and in the mighty warship which bears his name, @CVN77_GHWB. May he Rest In Peace.
RIP Daddy Bush - enjoyed fishin' and huntin' with you. Enjoyed campaigning in 1988 with you as well. Say hello to Barbara for me - she sure looked out for me during your inaugural parade 🙂
FLASHBACK: George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush dance in 1989. https://t.co/gC41hhjXEI https://t.co/6ZIFIH0Lfz
George H.W. Bush had a long career in both domestic politics and foreign affairs. Take a look back at the 41st US President's legacy. https://t.co/TZwfiESWhZ https://t.co/q0TnzxUVAj
In Jan. 2009, President George W. Bush, acting on a suggestion from President-elect Barack Obama, invited George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for lunch. It was the first time since 1981 that all living presidents were together at the White House.
I'm very saddened to learn of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush. He was a WWII hero who served our country with dignity and heroism. May God bless his soul and family.
George H.W. Bush personified the qualities an America aspiring to its ideals requires of its leaders: courage, honor, dignity, loyalty, humility, integrity, selflessness and knowledge. I hope American leaders of both parties will follow in his tradition for years to come.
President George H.W. Bush was the real deal. We fought but he was gracious enough to accept my apology. Through his daughter Dorothy, my friends Ron Kaufman and Mary Matalin, I got to know him. Rest in Peace #GeorgeHWBush #Hero #WW2 #41 https://t.co/PYopBWvpBE
The letter George H.W. Bush left for Clinton is a lesson in elegance @CNN https://t.co/gxFDe6lSyf
In Opinion The editorial board writes, "Mr. Bush's death on Friday is also a moment to recall a less quarrelsome political order, when relations with traditional allies were more cordial than combative." https://t.co/dvhdpmIKXY
We have lost a great American. Service defined President George H.W. Bush's life, and he taught all of us about leadership, sacrifice and decency. We send our deepest sympathies to the Bush family.
I will never forget George H.W. Bush and President Clinton meeting me in my old hometown of New Orleans to show support and raise money after Hurricane Katrina. I send my love to his family tonight.
President Bush has left us for one last flight but his destination isn't unknown. He's flying into the arms of the love of his life, Barbara. This evening, each of us should take a minute to look up and offer him a silent thanks. FULL STATEMENT: https://t.co/XbuFYztrmg
Spent a wonderful day at College Station back in 2011. George H.W. Bush. Thank you for your service sir. R.I.P. God bless
What a life... full of love of family... strong faith... nothing's more important. God bless the Bush family at this sad time.
Elaine and I join the Senate and the nation in grieving the loss of President George H. W. Bush
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the entire Bush family. President George H. W. Bush was one of America's most consequential and dedicated public servants. His love for our country and his family will endure as a towering legacy.
President George H.W. Bush served our country honorably. He and Barbara will be remembered for their humble and devoted service to the country they loved. Jane and I send our deepest condolences to the entire Bush family.
Thank you for a life of service to our nation, President George. H. W. Bush. Semper Fidelis.