Former President George H.W. Bush became the longest-living president in U.S. history today at 93 years and 166 days old on Saturday.
Bush, born on June 12, 1924, beat the previous record held by former President Gerald Ford, who died in 2006 at 93 years and 165 days old. Behind him is Ronald Reagan, who died in 2004 at 93 years and 120 days old.
Jimmy Carter, the second-oldest living president who was born on Oct. 1, 1924, is a little more than 100 days behind Bush.
The senior Bush originally served Reagan’s vice president in the 1980s and then went on to succeed Reagan as the 41st president of the U.S. He was 64 years old when he entered office in 1989.
Bush celebrated his 93rd birthday on the coast of Maine, and has remained active over the past few years, boating with his family and even skydiving to mark his 90th birthday. This year, however, he has faced health complications, twice going to the hospital for pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.
What better place for the Gampster to have birthday emails read by a truly wonderful granddaughter in law? Thanks to all who reached out. pic.twitter.com/CV9KSm3TXF— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) June 13, 2017
Gabe Fleisher, who runs the political newsletter Wake Up To Politics, was the first to point out the milestone on Twitter.
A spokesman for Bush did not immediately return the Washington Examiner's request for comment.