President George H.W. Bush hospitalized as a precaution

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former President George H.W. Bush

(CNN) — Former President George H. W. Bush has been taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure after experiencing shortness of breath, according to a statement from his office.

Bush, 90, served as the nation’s 41st President and is the father of 43rd President George W. Bush.

Bush, a Republican, was hospitalized in November 2012 with bronchitis but recovered after two months.

Before becoming President, Bush served as Vice President under Ronald Reagan.