PRINTER'S NO. 3
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
7
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY RYAN, BIZZARRO, BURNS, DeLUCA, DiGIROLAMO, DUSH,
EVERETT, FREEMAN, GREINER, GROVE, HARKINS, HILL-EVANS, JAMES,
KINSEY, LONGIETTI, METCALFE, MILLARD, NEILSON, PASHINSKI,
READSHAW, SANKEY, SAYLOR, SIMMONS, SOLOMON, SONNEY, STAATS,
STURLA, GOODMAN, MIZGORSKI, SAINATO, WARREN, KORTZ,
CALTAGIRONE AND B. MILLER, JANUARY 11, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
JANUARY 11, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Honoring the life and extending condolences on the passing of
President George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the
United States.
WHEREAS, President George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st
President of the United States, died on November 30, 2018, at 94
years of age; and
WHEREAS, In 1942, on his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the
United States Navy and within one year, he became one of the
youngest aviators in the Navy; and
WHEREAS, President Bush would continue to serve in exemplary
fashion until his honorable discharge in September 1945, earning
the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals and the Navy
and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation for his service on
the USS San Jacinto; and
WHEREAS, After his discharge, he attended Yale University
and, after graduation, went to work in the oil business; and
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WHEREAS, In 1966, President Bush left his lucrative oil
business to become the first Republican to represent Houston in
the United States House of Representatives; and
WHEREAS, In 1971, after losing his campaign for a United
States Senate seat, then President Richard Nixon appointed
President Bush to be the United States Ambassador to the United
Nations, which he held until 1973; and
WHEREAS, In 1976, then President Gerald Ford appointed
President Bush to be the Director of Central Intelligence and
for the next year he oversaw and guided a once troubled agency
and helped to restore morale; and
WHEREAS, Despite initially running in the 1980 Republican
primary, President Bush was chosen as the Vice Presidential
candidate to run alongside President Ronald Reagan for both the
1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns; and
WHEREAS, For the 1988 Presidential campaign, President Bush
was the Republican nominee with Dan Quayle as his Vice President
and, in 1989, he was inaugurated as the 41st President of the
United States; and
WHEREAS, From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Gulf War,
his presidency was defined by global and domestic changes; and
WHEREAS, One of his most cherished programs was his Points of
Light Movement, which encouraged ordinary people and community
organizations to change the world by volunteering and doing good
deeds that benefit others; and
WHEREAS, President Bush served as President from 1989 until
1993, but continued to serve the country after his presidency
ended; and
WHEREAS, In 2001, President Bush had the honor of attending
his son's, George Walker Bush, presidential inauguration as the
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43rd President of the United States and he would provide counsel
to President George Walker Bush throughout his eight-year term;
and
WHEREAS, In his later years, President Bush was often seen
raising money to aid disaster victims, both domestically and
internationally; and
WHEREAS, The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
dedicated on November 6, 1997, is located on the west campus of
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; and
WHEREAS, Though his highest profile role was when he served
as President of the United States from 1989 until 1993, his life
was dedicated to his country, family and faith; and
WHEREAS, President Bush is survived by his children,
President George Walker Bush, John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, Neil Mallon
Bush, Marvin Pierce Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush Koch, as well
as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter,
Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush who died from leukemia at three
years of age, and his wife of 73 years, Barbara Pierce Bush; and
WHEREAS, December 5, 2018, has been designated a Federal day
of mourning to remember President Bush and his legacy; therefore
be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor the life
and extend condolences on the passing of President George
Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States.
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