George HW Bush becomes first president to reach age of 94
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Former President George H.W. Bush on Tuesday became the first-ever U.S. president to reach the age of 94.

Bush, who has been hospitalized multiple times in the past year for a variety of health issues, was born June 12, 1924.


Bush surpasses former President Ford, who died in 2006 at 93 years and 165 days. Former President Carter will turn 94 on Oct. 1.

The milestone comes just weeks after the death of Bush's wife, former first lady Barbara Bush. 

The former president was hospitalized the day after his wife’s funeral for a blood infection, and was discharged two weeks later. He was hospitalized again over Memorial Day weekend for low blood pressure and fatigue, and was released on June 4.

Bush will celebrate his 94th birthday with family in Kennebunkport, Maine, according to The Washington Post, a much more relaxed celebration than his 90th, 85th and 80th birthdays, when he went skydiving.