By Ben Brumfield and John King, CNN.
(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.