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George H.W. Bush Becomes Longest-Living US President

Former President George H.W. Bush surpassed former President Gerald Ford for the title on Saturday

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    George H.W. Bush Now the Longest-Living President

    A new distinction for the country's 41st president: George H.W. Bush has become the longest-living president in the country's history. (Published Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017)

    A new distinction for the country's 41st president: George H.W. Bush has become the longest-living president in the country's history.

    Bush turned 93 years and 166 days old on Saturday, surpassing the 38th president, Gerald Ford, who was 93 years and 165 days when he died in 2006.

    Bush 41 has had several health complications in recent years, requiring hospitalizations in Houston and in Maine. He now relies on a motorized scooter to get around.

    The former president appeared in October with the other living U.S. presidents for a concert in Texas benefiting relief efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

    Only two other presidents reached the 93-year mark: Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004, and Jimmy Carter, who turned 93 years and 55 days on Saturday.

    U.S. President Donald Trump is 71 years old. The 43rd president, George W. Bush, comes in right behind Trump, separated by just 22 days. Bill Clinton is 66 days younger than Trump.


    The interesting statistic in presidential history was first noticed by a political blogger in high school.