Former Republican Pres. George H. W. Bush, 91, is in stable condition at a hospital in Kennebunkport, Maine after breaking a bone in his neck in a fall.


The Associated Press reported that the former chief executive -- who served from 1989 to 1993 -- was vacationing at the family's beach home when he fell.

Spokesman Jim McGrath told reporters that Bush will be wearing a neck brace for a while, but that he is currently "doing fine" and is expected to recover fully.

Bush is currently the oldest living former president. He was briefly hospitalized in December of 2014 for shortness of breath.

He served two terms as Ronald Reagan's vice president prior to his single presidential term. He is a former CIA director and served in the U.S. House of Representatives.