Former President Ford Hospitalized in Vail

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President Gerald Ford has been released from the Vail Valley Medical Center after being admitted for shortness of breath two days earlier.

Hospital spokesman Scott Boie says Ford left the Vail hospital "in good spirits" with his family this afternoon. The president's spokeswoman Penny Circle says Ford will return to his home in Beaver Creek.

Ford is the nation's oldest living former president at 93. He has been hospitalized at least twice this year. He was admitted to a Rancho Mirage, California, hospital for treatment of pneumonia on January 14. He was released after 12 days.

Ford suffered two small strokes five years ago and spent about a week in a hospital.

Ford became president on August Ninth, 1974, when President Richard Nixon resigned amid the Watergate scandal.