Global One (G1)— President George H.W. Bush served just one term.
But many see his foreign diplomatic success during office as his lasting legacy.
The 94-year-old died Nov. 30.
Ronald Reagan famously told Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the time to “tear down this wall” meaning the Berlin Wall.
But actually, it was during Bush’s presidency that the wall actually came down in November 1989.
The 41st president of the United States presided over the end of the Cold War that ended peacefully.
He also witnessed the reunification of East and West Germany, as well as the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in February 1989.
It occurred shortly after Bush was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 1989.
Gorbachev expressed his “deep condolences” at Bush’s death.
He said, “We had a chance to work together during the years of tremendous changes.”
The president’s grandson George P. Bush tweeted, “My grandfather was the greatest man I ever knew.”