Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital, spokesman says


June 4 (Reuters) - 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.

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George Herbert Walker Bush (R) poses with his wife Barbara and his brother Bucky in the 1940's. Born 12 June 1924 in Milton, Massachussetts, George Bush Yale graduated with a degree in Economics in 1948, made a fortune drilling oil before entering politics in 1964. US Congressman from Texas (1966-1970), ambassador to the United nations (1971-1974), Special Envoy to China (1974-1975), Republican National Chairman (1975-1976), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director (1976-1977), vice president of the US (1981-1959) George Bush is eventually elected president of the US 08 November 1988 against Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis. AFP PHOTO/WHITE HOUSE (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)
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Navy Lieutenant George Bush and Barbara Pierce get married in the First Prsbyterian Church in Rye, New York on January 6, 1945. (Photo by � CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
George H. W. Bush with his wife, Barbara, and their children Pauline and George W. on horse in the yard of their Midlands, Texas ranch. (Photo by�Frances McLaughlin-Gill/Cond�Nast via Getty Images)
374942 02: (FILE PHOTO) An infant George W. Bush with his mother Barbara Bush and his father George Bush posing for a portrait in New Haven, CT, April 1947. George W. Bush is currently campaigning for the Republican party for the presidencial election in November 2000. (Photo by Newsmakers)
374942 01: (FILE PHOTO) Barbara Bush and George Bush pose with children Neil Bush, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush and Marvin Bush in 1956. George W. Bush is currently campaigning for the Republican party for the presidencial election in November 2000. (Photo by Newsmakers)
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373749 03: Republican Presidential candidate George Bush sits with his wife Barbara and his dog Fred November 1, 1978 in Hoston, TX. Bush is campaigning for the presidential primary elections. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/Liaison)
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373818 01: Republican Presidential candidate George Bush wearing a t-shirt referencing his son Geroge W. Bush, walks with his wife Barbara and dog Fred November 1978 in New Hampshire. Bush is campaigning for the presidential primary elections. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/Liaison)
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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.

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)

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