George Baxter (1908 - 1977)

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Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

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1908 - In the year that George Baxter was born, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

1945 - When he was 37 years old, on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1963 - When he was 55 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1972 - At the age of 64 years old, George was alive when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1977 - In the year of George Baxter's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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George Baxter died in August 1977 at 69 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on June 16, 1908. We have no information about George's family or relationships. We know that George Baxter had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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