Statement by Andrew H. Card, Jr., Bush Foundation Interim CEO, on the Passing of Philanthropist and Energy Executive Lod Cook

The President and Lod Cook

“The George & Barbara Bush Foundation joins in mourning the loss of the Bushes’ wonderful friend — and our former board member — Lod Cook. Lod and President Bush were kindred spirits, both hailing from a business background in energy exploration. But there are two other important reasons why they were so close: they loved this country, and they loved helping others. We will forever be in Lod’s debt for the energy and leadership he offered our organization, and today we join so many other groups and people who benefitted from this good man’s kindnesses in saluting his life of high achievement.”