Bush Sr. Is First to Reach Presidential Milestone

At 93 and change, he's the longest living US president
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2017 1:48 PM CST
Bush Sr. Is First to Reach Presidential Milestone
FILE - In a Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 file photo, former President George H. W. Bush leaves a news conference at the Houston hospital where his wife Barbara has spent a week after surgery for a perforated ulcer.   (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

George HW Bush set a presidential record Saturday by simply waking up and going about his day. Per ABC News, Bush Sr. turned 93 and 166 days over the weekend, making him the longest living US president in the country’s history. The previous record holder, Gerald Ford, lived to be 93 and 165 days before his death in 2006.

Time reports that the milestone was first reported on Twitter by a high school student who writes a daily political newsletter. Gabe Fleisher tweeted a list of the longest living presidents, which includes Jimmy Carter, who at 93 and 56 days, isn’t too far behind Bush Sr. (Groping allegations by multiple women have also put Bush 41 back in the headlines in recent weeks.)

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