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By Gordon Forgey

Bush, 41


December 6, 2018

George H. W. Bush, our 41st president, died last week. He was 94.

He had an illustrious career. Although from a patrician family, at 18 he volunteered for the military to become a pilot during World War II. Later he served in the House of Representatives, ambassador, chief of the Central Intelligence Agency and vice president under Ronald Reagan. Then, he was elected president.

Wednesday was a National Day of Mourning for him.

Since his death, he has been widely lauded for his diplomacy, civility and kindness as well as for his internal strength and toughness. He put together the largest c...

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