Ninety-year-old Ronald Reagan eclipses John Adams as longest living president

Wednesday, October 10th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Ronald Reagan on Thursday will have lived longer than any other U.S. president _ 33,120 days _ eclipsing the record held by the nation's second chief executive John Adams.

Reagan, 90, who occupied the White House from 1981 to 1989, was born Feb. 6, 1911.

``Time passes so quickly,'' former first lady Nancy Reagan said Wednesday. ``These days, especially, we should remember how precious life is and how important it is to cherish every moment.''

The nation's 40th president is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease and there has been no change in his condition, Reagan chief of staff Joanne Drake said.

John Adams, president from 1797 to 1801, was born Oct. 30, 1735 and lived 33,119 days.