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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush still hospitalized

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President
George H. W. Bush is continuing to recover at a Houston hospital
six weeks after being admitted for a bronchial infection, and it
was not clear when he would go home, his spokesman said on
Monday.

"In recent days he has taken great pride watching big
football wins by Texas A&M and the Houston Texans," said the
spokesman, Jim McGrath, in a statement. "While no immediate
timeline has been set for the President's discharge, the Bushes
wish to thank everyone for their many kind messages."

Bush, 88, a Republican who during his one term in office led
a coalition that ejected Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, was
admitted to Methodist Hospital Nov. 23 for bronchitis. He was
transferred to intensive care in December after setbacks
including a persistent fever, McGrath has said. Later in
December, his condition improved enough for him to be moved to a
regular patient room, McGrath said at the time.

Bush has lower-body parkinsonism, which causes a loss of
balance, and has used wheelchairs for more than a year.

The 41st U.S. president, and father of former President
George W. Bush, served as a congressman, as ambassador to the
United Nations, as envoy to China, as CIA director and as vice
president for two terms under Ronald Reagan.

(Reporting by Corrie MacLaggan; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)

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