Skip to page navigation
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites. / News / News Archives / Releases / 2018 / December / Statement: OPM Honors the life of President H.W. Bush


Saturday, December 1, 2018
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

Statement: OPM Honors the Life of Former President George H.W. Bush


Today OPM honors the life of former President George H.W. Bush who exemplifies the impact a true civil servant can have on our country. His steadfast devotion to country and family created an unparalleled legacy of dedication to the greater good. President Bush spent more than 70 remarkable years working for the American, people, serving as a Navy pilot during World War II, a Texas congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief U.S. Liaison to the People's Republic of China, Director of the C.I.A., Vice President, and then as President of the United States.

He inspired us with his dream of working together, encouraging us to shine as “a thousand points of light” through volunteerism and service. And his unwavering love of family and kindness showed us that we can lead effectively with character and heart.

The thoughts and prayers of OPM are with the Bush family during this time of mourning, and we are grateful for his example of patriotism with compassion.

**For guidance on the December 5th National Day of Mourning, navigate to the News section of our website.**

- end -

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the leader in workforce management for the federal government. Our agency builds, strengthens, and serves a federal workforce of 2.2 million employees with programs like hiring assistance, healthcare and insurance, retirement benefits, and much more. We provide agencies with policies, guidance, and best practices for supporting federal workers, so they can best serve the American people.

Control Panel