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George H.W. Bush Longest-Living US President in History

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Former President George H.W. Bush. (AP Photo/ The Courier, Jason Fochtman) 

By    |   Saturday, 25 November 2017 09:36 PM

George H. W. Bush on Saturday became the longest living president in American history at 93 years, 166 days.

Bush, the 41st president in U.S. history, surpassed Gerald Ford, who lived until he was 93 years, 165 days and died in 2006. Bush, who was born on June 12, 1924, was elected in 1988. He originally served as Ronald Reagan’s vice president in the 1980s and succeeded him as a 64-year-old.

Bush has faced significant health complications this year, and has been hospitalized for pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. He suffers from vascular parkinsonism and in recent years has used a wheelchair or motorized scooter.

Jimmy Carter, the second-oldest living president, is a little more than 100 days behind Bush. Carter was born on Oct. 1, 1924.

Teen blogger Gabe Fleisher, who runs the political newsletter Wake Up To Politics, first pointed out the milestone.

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