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US Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush released from hospital: spokesman

21:31  04 june  2018
21:31  04 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Former President Bush attends Maine pancake breakfast

  Former President Bush attends Maine pancake breakfast KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is getting out and meeting veterans in the Maine community where he spends the summers. On Saturday, the 93-year-old former president attended the monthly pancake breakfast at the American Legion Post 159 in Kennebunkport. In addition to local veterans, Bush was joined by former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft. Bush arrived in Kennebunkport last week, about a month after the death of his wife of 73 years, Barbara.Bush has spent part of every summer in Kennebunkport since childhood with the exception of during his service as a naval aviator during World War II.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 93, was released from a Maine hospital on Monday after a week's treatment for low blood pressure, a family spokesman said on Twitter.

Bush, the oldest living former U.S. president, had been taken to Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, Maine, in late May, said the spokesman, Jim McGrath.

"The president is deeply appreciative both for the terrific care and the many good wishes he has received," McGrath said on Twitter.

Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993, was hospitalized in Texas in late April for treatment of an infection that spread to his blood, and stayed there for nearly two weeks. He was admitted to the hospital a day after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, the former first lady who died on April 17. The couple had been married for 73 years.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital in Maine

  Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital in Maine Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 93, was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue, a family spokesman said on Twitter. Bush, the oldest living former U.S. president, will likely remain at Southern Maine Health Care for a few days for observation, said the spokesman, Jim McGrath."The former president is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort," McGrath wrote on Twitter.

He was again hospitalized after attending an American Legion event in Kennebunkport, Maine, where the family has long maintained a home, to mark the upcoming Memorial Day with military veterans. Bush was a Navy flier during World War II.

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush waves from the field in Houston© REUTERS/David J. Phillip/Pool via USA TODAY Sports FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush waves from the field in Houston

He is the father of former Republican President George W. Bush, who served two terms from 2001 to 2009, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

(Reporting by Scott Malone in Boston; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrates 94th birthday .
Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 94th birthday in Maine.Bush is relaxing at his home in Kennebunkport on Tuesday, eight days after being released from a hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure.Chief of Staff Jean Becker says the nation's 41st president wants a low-key day and "no presents."Several of his children are in town, including former President George W. Bush. © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 20, 1989, file photo, President George H.W.

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