Former President George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94.
Family spokesman said Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday night, about eight months following the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.
The nation’s 41st president served from 1989 to 1993, and eight years later watched his son George W. became the 43rd president.
The elder Bush saw his popularity during the Gulf War in 1991, but started to dwindle during a brief but deep recession. The Republican was defeated in his bid for a second term by Democrat Bill Clinton.
Prior to becoming president, Bush served as Ronald Reagan’s vice president, CIA director, ambassador to the U.N., and in congress.