George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, is still living as of September 2014, having celebrated his 90th birthday. In 2012, he was admitted to a Houston hospital for bronchitis. He developed a "persistent fever" and was admitted to the intensive care unit, where he was said to be in “guarded condition” but recovered. Bush has lower-body parkinsonism and is now in a wheelchair.Continue Reading
George Herbert Walker Bush has homes in Huston, Texas and Kennebunkport, Maine, where he lives with his wife Barbara, to whom he has been married for 70 years. The couple has six children together. The oldest, George W. Bush, was a two-term U.S. President.
George H. W. Bush was the son of a Senator and became successful in the oil business. In 1966, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, ultimately serving two terms. Bush later held several other important positions. He became the Vice-President of the United States when he was chosen as Ronald Reagan's running mate in their successful 1980 election bid. After two terms as Vice President, he successfully ran for President in 1988.
Despite significant success in foreign policy, Bush became unpopular due to a faltering economy and continued high deficit spending, according to WhiteHouse.gov. He lost his bid for reelection to Bill Clinton in 1992.Learn more about US History