George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital. He is 88 years old. According to reports, he has a persistent fever that the doctors are working to control. Three years ago, Bush made news for skydiving on his 85th birthday. Bush served one term as president from 1989-1992. In later years, he joined with former president Bill Clinton to raise money for individuals who had been struck by natural disasters such as the tsunami in Thailand and Hurricane Katrina.