George H. W. Bush was dubbed the longest living former president at the age of 93 years and 166 days Saturday.
Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, exceeded Gerald Ford's lifetime record of 93 years and 165 days. Gabe Fleisher, author of the "Wake up to Politics" newsletter, was the first to point out the presidential benchmark on Twitter.
Jimmy Carter follows Bush's seniority at the age of 93 years and 55 days.
Carter and Bush joined the four other living presidents in October for a hurricane relief concert in Texas. At the event, Bush was honored by his son, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States.
The eldest Bush was hospitalized a few times this year. In January, he was treated for pneumonia in a hospital for 12 days, which caused him to miss President Trump's inauguration ceremony.
He was hospitalized again in April for a mild case of pneumonia.
Recently, six women have accused Bush of sexual misconduct.
Actress Heather Lind was the first to tell the world that Bush groped her buttocks during a photo shoot promoting a historical television show four years ago.
The former president's spokesman Jim McGrath issued a statement following the accusation.
"President Bush would never — under any circumstance — intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind," the statement said.
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