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Social Security U.S.A.-- The Program & Its Administration
President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
signing the original Social Security Act on August 14, 1935, calls
it, "a cornerstone in a structure which is being built, but
which is by no means complete."
In February 1961, President
Kennedy greeted Anthony A. Oeding of Florissant, Missouri, whose
retirement put the social security benefit rolls at an even 15 million.
Mr. Oeding started working in the aircraft industry in May 1927,
the some month that Lindbergh made his historic transatlantic solo
flight. During World War II, he worked on construction of military
planes for the Curtiss-Wright Company in St. Louis, Missouri. His
last employer was the McDonnell Aircraft Company, which constructed
the capsules in which the U.S. astronauts went aloft.
Born in Freckenhorst, Germany, Oeding come to the United States
in 1923 and became a citizen in 1928.