Former President George H. W. Bush officially became the longest living president Saturday, at 93 years and 166 days old.
Bush took over the top spot from former President Gerald Ford, who died in 2006. Former President Ronald Reagan, whom Bush served as vice president under for two terms, was third.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) November 25, 2017
Former President Jimmy Carter, also 93, is 111 days younger than Bush and the next oldest living president.
U.S. Presidents by longevity, as of today:
— @GeorgeHWBush: 93 years, 166 days
— Gerald Ford: 93 years, 165 days
— Ronald Reagan: 93 years, 120 days
— Jimmy Carter: 93 years, 55 days
— John Adams: 90 years, 247 days
— Herbert Hoover: 90 years, 71 days
— Gabe Fleisher (@WakeUp2Politics) November 25, 2017
Bush was elected to the highest public office in the U.S. in 1988 after Reagan’s second term. The election was the last time that two different presidents of the same political party served back-to-back terms.
Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1993 to former President Bill Clinton.
Bush and his son became the second father and son duo to be presidents of the United States after George W. Bush was elected in 1999. The first duo was former Presidents John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams.