William H.T. “Bucky” Bush, the brother of former President George H.W. Bush and uncle of former President George W. Bush, has died at the age of 79, according to reports.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush confirmed that his uncle died but didn’t describe the cause of death, The Associated Press reported.
Both President and Mrs. @GeorgeHWBush were deeply saddened by the passing of 41's youngest brother Bucky on Tuesday, and they appreciate the kind condolences they have received. William H.T. "Bucky" Bush was a wonderful, warm and accomplished man truly loved by all he knew. pic.twitter.com/ZJQs5BUuC7
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) March 1, 2018
William Bush, the youngest son of Sen. Prescott S. Bush of Connecticut, was also active in politics. He was the chair of President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in Missouri. At the time, he said that he used to babysit George when he was a child.
He was a longtime businessman in the St. Louis area’s financial industry, noted St. Louis Public Radio. He was the co-founder and chair of Bush O’Donnell Investment Advisors, based in Clayton, Missouri.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says that his uncle William H.T. Bush, a wealthy investor, died at age 79. https://t.co/eNAStISZpD
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 1, 2018
William H.T. "Bucky" Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother of former President George H.W. Bush and uncle to former President George W. Bush, has died. https://t.co/n4FC0Iap8z
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) March 1, 2018
Other details about his death were not revealed.
None of the prominent Bush family members have made a comment about his passing.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt stated, “Bucky Bush was a good friend and I will miss him. While his leadership and dedication to the #STL community will be greatly missed, his innumerable contributions to the city and our state will leave an enduring legacy.”
Bucky Bush was a good friend and I will miss him. While his leadership and dedication to the #STL community will be greatly missed, his innumerable contributions to the city and our state will leave an enduring legacy.
— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) February 28, 2018
William H.T. “Bucky” Bush has passed away. He was a dear friend, a political mentor, a statesman, uncommonly faithful and respectful. Buck was blessed with a wonderful family, a great sense of humor, and a heart of gold. (1 of 2)
— John Hancock (@johnrhancock) February 28, 2018
Bucky Bush was a strong leader and champion for the state of Missouri. I’m saddened to hear of his passing, and send my deepest condolences to his family. https://t.co/3rEYa6A1cn
— Todd Graves (@MOGOP_Chairman) March 1, 2018