George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States died Friday night at the age of 94 at his Houston home. Bush was the son of a U.S. Senator and served his country first as a World War II fighter pilot and later as a congressman, an ambassador to the United Nations and envoy to China, chairman of the Republican National Committee, director of the CIA, two-term vice president and, for four years, as president.
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.