George HW Bush becomes the longest-living president


Former President George H.W. Bush reached another milestone Saturday when he became the longest-living commander-in-chief in U.S. history.

Bush, who was born on June 12, 1924, reached the age of 93 years and 166 days, meaning that he has now lived longer than the previous record holder, former President Gerald R. Ford, who died in December 2006 at the age of 93 years and 165 days, the Washington Times reported.

Jimmy Carter is a close second behind Bush among living former presidents. Carter was born October 1 1924, only four months after Bush, and ranks at number 4 on the list at age 93 years and 55 days.

Remarkably, founding father John Adams, the nation’s second president, ranks No. 5 on the list, having lived to age 90 years, 247 days. Unlike his high-ranking counterparts from the 20th and 21st centuries, Adams, who lived mostly in the 18th century, lacked access to many modern medical advances.

After George HW Bush, there was Gerald Ford who lived for 93 years, 165 days, followed by Ronald Reagan who reached the age of 93 years, 120 days

After Bush and Carter, the other living presidents have a long way to go before attempting to set a new mark for longevity. Currently Donald Trump, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are all 71 while Barack Obama is only 56.