George H.W. Bush now the longest living president

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George H.W. Bush (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

WASHINGTON — Former President George H.W. Bush became the longest living president on Saturday, surpassing Gerald Ford’s previous record of 93 years and 165 days.

Gabe Fleisher of “Wake Up To Politics” posted about the accomplishment on Twitter Saturday, saying Bush had reached 93 years and 166 days. Bush was born on June 12, 1924.

Among living presidents, Jimmy Carter is a close second to Bush, coming in at 93 years and 55 days.

A list of living former presidents includes Donald Trump: 71 (June 14, 1946), Barack Obama: 56 (Aug. 4, 1961), George W. Bush: 71 (July 6, 1946) and Bill Clinton: 71 (Aug. 19, 1946).

Bush was hospitalized in April for pneumonia.

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