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President Jimmy Carter sets a new record at 94 years old

President Jimmy Carter sets a new record at 94 years old

Jimmy Carter became the oldest living former U.S. president ever, surpassing the late president George H.W. Bush who died in November, 2018.

Carter on Thursday tied Bush at 94 years and 171 days old. The 39th U.S. president was born October 1, 1924, making him 94 years and 172 days on Friday.

The Democrat from Georgia still works with the Carter Center, teaches Sunday school classes at Emory University, and helps with Habitat for Humanity builds one week a year, the Carter Center said.

“Both President and Mrs. Carter are determined to use their influence for as long as they can to make the world a better place. Their tireless resolve and heart have helped to improve life for millions of the world’s poorest people,” Deanna Congileo, a Carter Center spokesperson, said in a statement.

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