George H.W. Bush becomes longest-living U.S. president

Posted at 8:01 AM, Nov 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-26 09:23:06-05

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: President George H.W. Bush arrives for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

George H.W. Bush has become the longest-living president in United States history at 93 years and 166 days old.

The 41st president beat Gerald Ford’s record of 93 years and 165 days on Saturday, the Huffington Post reports.

Bush was born on June 12, 1924 and served his term from 1989 to 1993.

Political blogger Gabe Fleisher made the observation on Twitter.

Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital in January to address “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. He was re-admitted to a Houston hospital in April over what turned out to be pneumonia.

Jimmy Carter is the fourth longest-lived president at 93 years and 55 days. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 but is now cancer free.