Idaho politi­cians mourn the death of 41

The Idaho Statesman (Sunday) - - FRONT PAGE - BY MICHAEL KATZ [email protected]­hostates­

Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush, who served as pres­i­dent from 1989 to 1993, died Fri­day night at 94. The Idaho States­man is com­pil­ing re­ac­tions from Idaho politi­cians. Check for more at Ida­hostates­


As we wake up this morn­ing we mourn the loss of 41, Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush. He be­lieved in ser­vice to his coun­try and had a re­mark­able ca­reer as a Navy war hero, Con­gress­man, CIA Direc­tor, Am­bas­sador to China, RNC Chair, Vice Pres­i­dent and Pres­i­dent.


Kathy and I join count­less oth­ers in mourn­ing the loss of a true Amer­i­can hero.

Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush was not only an amaz­ing pub­lic ser­vant that ded­i­cated his life to this na­tion in nu­mer­ous roles, but he was also an in­cred­i­ble hu­man­i­tar­ian to the world, all while be­ing a great hus­band

and fa­ther. Above all he was a good man.

We send our love and prayer to the en­tire Bush fam­ily, and we know he is hap­pily re­united with the love of his life Bar­bara.


“The world has lost a great and de­cent man. From his ser­vice as a Naval pi­lot dur­ing WWII to his suc­cess­ful ten­ure as Pres­i­dent of the United States, Ge­orge H.W. Bush was a faith­ful ser­vant of the peo­ple for so much of his life. As de­voted as Ge­orge was to our coun­try, his true pas­sion was his fam­ily. He will al­ways be re­mem­bered for the pride he had in his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren and the love he shared with his wife, Bar­bara.

“Dur­ing my time serv­ing as Idaho chair­man of his pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, Vicki and I were hon­ored to host Ge­orge and Bar­bara at our home, shar­ing mem­o­ries that will last a life­time. To­day he and Bar­bara are re­united as one; Vicki and I pray that will bring his fam­ily a mea­sure of com­fort and peace dur­ing the dif­fi­cult days ahead. We will miss Ge­orge and Bar­bara greatly.”

Cour­tesy of Sen­a­tor James Risch's Of­fice

From left, Jim Risch, for­mer U.S. Sen. Jim Mcclure, Louise Mcclure, for­mer U.S. Sen. Steve Symms and Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush.

Of­fice of Mike Crapo

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush.

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