President of the Republic of Poland / News / President Andrzej Duda expresses sorrow over death of George H. W. Bush

Source: Republic of Poland in English

President, Andrzej Duda has issued statements of sorrow and condolence following news of the death on Friday night of former US President George H. W. Bush.

The former US President died on Friday night at the age of 94, his son, former President George W. Bush, announced on Saturday (US time).

President Andrzej Duda described George H. W. Bush. as an “illustrious statesman, a World War II veteran hero, a fearless warrior of the Cold War period, a great friend to Poland, an honorary citizen of Kraków (southern Poland),” in a condolence message addressed to US President Donald Trump on Saturday.

Born on April 12, 1924, in Milton, Mass., George H. W. Bush was a Republican and oil industry businessman. He served as America’s 41st president for one term – 1989-1993. His bid for re-election ended in defeat by Democrat Bill Clinton. Prior to his presidency, he served as vice president to Ronald Reagan in the years 1981-1989. He also served as US ambassador to the UN and director of the CIA. (PAP)