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Reagan longest-living former president

Former President Ronald Reagan became the longest-living president ever on Thursday.

At age 90 years and 248 days, he bypassed the nation's second president, John Adams, as the longest-living president in history. Adams died July 4, 1826 (the 50th anniversary of America and the same day Thomas Jefferson died) at age 90 years and 247 days.

Herbert Hoover was the only other former president to live to age 90. He died Oct. 20, 1964 at the age of 90 years and 71 days.

Reagan is suffering from memory-robbing Alzheimer's disease and has limited public appearances in recent years.