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Steve Jobs Death: Politicians Offer Their Remembrances, Condolences

Steve Jobs

First Posted: 10/05/11 11:58 PM ET Updated: 12/05/11 05:12 AM ET

In the hours after Steve Jobs' death was confirmed, many politicians took to Twitter to share reflections of the Apple co-founder and technology genius.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh.) said Jobs "changed the world for the better" with his innovations. Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote that Jobs "lived the California Dream every day of his life." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Jobs a "visionary, a risktaker, an entrepreneur, and a creative genius who brought joy to millions."

Take a look at the collection of tweets from both sides of the aisle, commenting on Jobs' legacy (below).

Tech execs from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many others also released statements expressing their condolences via Twitter and other blogging platforms. Bill Gates, for example, shared the following statement: "The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come." You can read more reactions from tech leaders here.

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Filed by Melissa Jeltsen  |