[Statement] Dr. James Dobson Reflects on the passing of President George H.W. Bush

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – In response to the passing of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement on behalf of the James Dobson Family Institute:

“It is with sadness that Shirley I have learned of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush. I knew him as one of the most kind and generous men I have known. I met him when he was Vice President under President Ronald Reagan. Bush invited me to his office in the Eisenhower Building, May 1988. One month later, my mother died suddenly. Despite our casual acquaintance, the Vice President took the time to write me a personal letter of consolation at our loss. That grew into a casual friendship, when I became only one of millions of others around the world who considered President Bush to be their friend. When he was nominated by his party in 1992, he called for America to be a “softer, gentler nation.”  There can be no better words with which to characterize this good man. He genuinely cared about people and led our nation through perilous times. We will miss him, and send our love and prayers to President George W. Bush and his entire family.”

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Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated Christian leader, author, and psychologist, earning his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in the field of child development with a minor in research design. He is the founder and president of Family Talk and the James Dobson Family Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces his daily radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” In 2008, Dr. Dobson was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame. Follow him @DrJamesCDobson

The James Dobson Family Institute is dedicated to preserving the biblical institutions of marriage and family by encouraging, inspiring, supporting, and leading parents and children to build their lives on God’s Word. JDFI’s mission is driven by Dr. James Dobson’s legacy of serving families with broadcasts, videos, articles, leadership training, and policy advocacy to ensure the next generation of families are equipped to stand firm with answers to life’s most difficult questions.