Former President George H.W. Bush in June. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO hide caption toggle caption Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO The Two-Way Elder President Bush Released From Hospital January 14, 2013 Bush, 88, had been in Houston's Methodist Hospital for nearly two months. He was being treated for complications related to bronchitis and a stubborn fever. He's the oldest of the nation's four living former presidents.