George H.W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized with mild case of pneumonia

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized with mild case of pneumonia

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for four days with a recurrence of a case of pneumonia he had earlier in the year, a family spokesman said Tuesday.

The 92-year-old father of former President George W. Bush has been in Methodist Hospital since Friday for observation because of a persistent cough, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a brief statement. He said doctors diagnosed a mild case of pneumonia that has been treated and resolved.

The former president "is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength," McGrath said.

Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993, had spent...

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