Statement on the Death of President George H.W. Bush, December 1, 2018
By Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989-1993

“The world has lost a great leader in George H.W. Bush, with whom I had the honor of serving as secretary of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.

In addition to his political and military leadership, President Bush was a great supporter of education and equal opportunity for all Americans.

Some of his medical achievements include providing substantial funding for AIDS education, research and care.  He also supported our efforts to reduce drug addiction, tobacco use and to develop other preventive programs.

He had a great partnership in his wife, Barbara Pierce Bush who worked to increase adult literacy in the United States and around the world.

The Bush’s were shining examples of moral leadership for America and internationally.  He helped to bring an end to the Cold War and usher in a period of economic prosperity. 

President Bush was a war hero, a civil and political leader and promoter of international peace.  He leaves behind a unique, inspiring and enduring legacy.”