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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.

On the living room table at Sam Zakhem's Lakewood home, a small bronze statue of former President George H.W. Bush demands attention.

Bush died Friday at the age of 94.

"Thank you very much everybody", Trump replied.

The New York Times reports that Bush Senior's final hours were peaceful ones. There'll be a bicameral arrival ceremony at the US Capitol at 5 pm on Monday, and he'll lie in state in the Capital Rotunda, with the public invited to pay respects from Monday evening until Wednesday morning.

Bush will then be laid to rest Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M University. Obama hosted former US President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush to honor the 5000th Daily Point of Light Award which is a program started in response to Bush's call for volunteerism. He credited Bush's ability to negotiate with former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev as playing a key role. He ran against one of Bush's sons, Jeb Bush, in the GOP presidential primaries in 2016, and was sharply critical of the two-term presidency of another, George W. Bush.

During that time and after, Gorbachev said, he always appreciated the kindness Bush and his family showed him.

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George P. Bush, the only member of his family to campaign for Trump after his father dropped out of the race, largely shrugs off questions about his family dynasty and his responsibility for keeping it alive politically. "The result was the end of the Cold War and nuclear arms race".

Born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts into a wealthy political dynasty, Bush left school to join the US Navy during World War II.

In recent years, Bush suffered from numerous health problems, including Parkinson's disease that kept him wheelchair bound and a bout of severe pneumonia in 2013.

Bush asked to hear Mulroney's acceptance speech, so the former prime minister read it out to him. But the world of politics was calling this son of a USA senator.

And more than anything, the 41st president loved America.

Tributes to "Bush Senior" have been pouring in online after his twenty-five-year-old kind-hearted note to Bill Clinton was circulated on the internet.

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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