Jimmy Carter, Georgia politicians reflect on George H.W. Bush's legacy

Jimmy Carter, Georgia politicians reflect on George H.W. Bush's legacy

Former President George H.W. Bush and former President Jimmy Carter attend the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

People across the country and around the world are remembering former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night at the age of 94.

Many current and former Georgia politicians have issued statements following Bush's death, reflecting on his legacy. Bush served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989-1993.

Former President Jimmy Carter, a Georgia native, described Bush's administration as "marked by grace, civility and social conscience.”

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"Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened by the death of former President George H.W. Bush. His administration was marked by grace, civility, and social conscience. Through his Points of Light initiative and other projects, he espoused a uniquely American volunteer spirit, fostering bipartisan support for citizen service and inspiring millions to embrace community volunteerism as a cherished responsibility.  We again extend our heartfelt condolences to the Bush family," the Carters said in their full statement.


Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal ordered flags to half-staff Saturday morning. The flags will remain lowered until Dec. 30, 2018.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson worked with Bush on education legislation when Isakson was in the House of Representatives. Sen. David Perdue included Bush's long list of service to his country in his tribute.