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Albert A West (1923 - 2002)

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Albert A West
1923 - 2002
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January 29, 1923
Death
February 8, 2002
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Naples, Collier County, Florida 34108
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Albert A West was born on January 29, 1923. He died on February 8, 2002 at 79 years of age. We know that Albert A West had been residing in Naples, Collier County, Florida 34108.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Albert A West passed away on February 8, 2002 at 79 years old. He was born on January 29, 1923. There is no information about Albert's immediate family. We know that Albert A West had been residing in Naples, Collier County, Florida 34108.
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In 1923, in the year that Albert A West was born, on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1931, Albert was just 8 years old when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1960, Albert was 37 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1975, by the time he was 52 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1988, when he was 65 years old, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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