President George H.W. Bush remembered by NH Republicans as ‘great American,’ and ‘true hero’

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Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath of office to President George H. W. Bush during Inaugural ceremonies at the United States Capitol. January 20, 1989. Also appeard Vice President Dan Quayle, House Speaker Jim Wright, and senators Bob Dole and Ted Stevens. Photo/public domain

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire Republicans marked the passing of President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30. He was 94. His obituary as published in the New York Times can be read here.

Governor Chris Sununu’s office released the following statement, penned by his father, John H. Sununu, former New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush:

“Nancy and I and all the Sununu family join America in grieving the passing of former President H. W. Bush. He was a great American, a true hero, a great President, a dear friend, and he made working in the White House fun. Our prayers and sorrow go out to the Bush family as we share their loss.”

New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Wayne MacDonald released the following statement:

“President George H.W. Bush, our 41st president, was one of the greatest men to have ever lived. A fervent supporter and friend of New Hampshire’s First-in-the-Nation Primary, President Bush lived a life dedicated to service and our American values. Our prayers are with the entire Bush family and all those in New Hampshire who loved him. As President Bush joins his wife Barbara in heaven, Americans gather together in solemn remembrance of two wonderful lives dedicated to public service and civic engagement.”

An excerpt from President Bush’s inauguration day speech which is circulating summarizes the spirit of his presidency:

“A President is neither prince nor pope, and I don’t seek a window on men’s souls. In fact, I yearn for a greater tolerance, an easy-goingness about each other’s attitudes and way of life.”

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