PEORIA, IL — Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement after the passing of our 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush:

“I am deeply saddened to hear that President George H.W. Bush passed away last night. He was an amazing person who had a lifetime of public service. President Bush was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He served with distinction as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during WWII and went on to succeed at the highest levels of business and government before serving as our 41st President of the United States. Prior to that, he served as Vice President under President Ronald Reagan, Director of the CIA, and as a Congressman from Texas. He led a full life, and we mourn his death with the Bush family and the nation.”