George H.W. Bush becomes first United States president to turn 94

Lester Mason
June 14, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 94th birthday in Maine.

Bush became the oldest USA president months ago and is the first to celebrate a 94th birthday, said spokesman Jim McGrath.

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

Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said called the birthday a "very low-key day with family".

A Bryan bakery created a unique masterpiece for the Bush Birthday Celebration and Tribute Tuesday at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Son Neil Bush marked the event in a USA TODAY column that encourages Americans to volunteer.

Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter isn't far behind, at age 93, and he'll celebrate his 94th on October 1. The previous record-holder, Ronald Reagan, also was 93 when he passed away in 2004, but Ford outlived him by more than a month.

"Dad also understood that government alone can not solve all of our community challenges and, from his first day as president, he actively supported volunteer-powered service initiatives", he wrote.

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