Former President George H. W. Bush applauds during an event to honor the winner of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award at the White House in Washington in this file photo from July 15, 2013. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files)
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Former US president George H. W. Bush, 90, has been admitted to a Texas hospital suffering shortness of breath, a family spokesman said Tuesday.The 41st US president and the oldest of the four living former US presidents, Bush has seemed frail in recent public appearances, and is often seen in a wheelchair.The former president's wife, Barbara Bush, nearly one year ago was admitted to the same Houston hospital where he is being treated.Bush is father to six children, including his eldest, the 43rd US president, George W. Bush, who earlier this year wrote what he described as a "personal biography" of his father that arrived in book stores just last month.In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded the senior Bush the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest US civilian honor.
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