Jimmy Carter Is The Longest Living US President in History

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 26: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter smiles during a book signing event for his new book ‘Faith: A Journey For All’ at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Midtown Manhattan, March 26, 2018 in New York City. Carter, 93, has been a prolific author since leaving office in 1981, publishing dozens of books. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Former President, Jimmy Carter, made history today becoming the longest living US President ever.

The title previously belonged to former President George H.W. Bush. Born on June 12, 1924, Bush was 94 years and 171 days old at the time of his death on November 30, 2018.

Carter, who was born on October 1st of the same year, has officially made it to 94 years and 172 days as of today. This feat is seen as a blessing considering Carter had melanoma that had spread to his liver and brain only three years ago. The former Commander-In-Chief has since undergone treatment and has received a clean bill of health.

“We at The Carter Center sure are rooting for him and grateful for his long life of service that has benefited millions of the world’s poorest people.” -Deanna Congileo, spokeswoman for the former president and The Carter Center.