Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94
George H.W. Bush has died at the age of 94, according to a statement from his office on Friday. A cause of death is yet to be released. According to The New York Times, he lived with a form of Parkinson’s disease in the years prior to his death. Bush served as the president of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
Statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush on the passing of the 41st President of the United States of America this evening at 10:10pm CT at the age of 94. pic.twitter.com/XUPgha2aUW
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 1, 2018
The 41st president, Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) into law in 1990. The crucial law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and requires accessibility for employers, public spaces and housing. Upon signing the ADA, Bush said, “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”
REWIND 28 years to July 26, 1990…
????#POTUS #GeorgeHWBush signs the #AmericansWithDisabilitiesAct (#ADA) into law, barring discrimination against Americans with disabilities in jobs, schools, transportation and all public and privately-owned places open to the public. #otd pic.twitter.com/KlhpnaIjuN
— Time Rewind® (@TimeRewind) July 26, 2018
Bush’s family, including his son former President George W. Bush, and people all over the world reacted to his death on Twitter and shared condolences.
Remembering President George H.W. Bush and the Americans With Disabilities Act. Millions of with Disabilities and who are Deaf or HOH lives have been changed for the better as a result of his signing this landmark legislation. My condolences to his entire family RIP #GeorgeHWBush
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) December 1, 2018
— beautifulmessyball (@Chanel732) December 1, 2018
In 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law which has served as the cornerstone of civil rights for 56 million Americans living w/ disabilities. @ReeveFoundation extends our deepest condolences to his family #GeorgeHWBush @GeorgeHWBush
— Peter T. Wilderotter (@pwilderotter) December 1, 2018
RIP and farewell to a great American who governed with compassion and a commitment to compromise. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of all of us Americans with disabilities for supporting and signing the landmark ADA. I share in the grief of the Bush family. https://t.co/01G0lVjoKE
— Cyrus Habib (@cyrushabib) December 1, 2018