Jimmy Carter will become the longest-living former U.S. president this Friday, surpassing the record set by George H.W. Bush.
Carter will be 94 years and 172 days old on March 22, breaking the record recently set by Bush, who was 94 years and 171 days old when he passed away in November 2018. Only a handful of former presidents have lived past the age of 90, including Carter’s successor, former President Ronald Reagan, who lived until the age of 93.
“We at the Carter Center sure are rooting for him and are grateful for his long life of service that has benefited millions of the world’s poorest people,” said the Carter Center in a statement.