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Gerald R Andersen (1924 - 2011)

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Gerald R Andersen
1924 - 2011
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February 14, 1924
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July 18, 2011
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Elgin, Kane County, Illinois 60120
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Gerald R Andersen was born on February 14, 1924. He died on July 18, 2011 at age 87. We know that Gerald R Andersen had been residing in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois 60120.
Updated: June 20, 2016
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Gerald R Andersen passed away on July 18, 2011 at 87 years of age. He was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Section 5 Site 1987, Elwood, Illinois . He was born on February 14, 1924. We are unaware of information about Gerald's family or relationships. We know that Gerald R Andersen had been residing in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois 60120.
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In 1924, in the year that Gerald R Andersen was born, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1936, by the time he was merely 12 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1955, at the age of 31 years old, Gerald was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1972, at the age of 48 years old, Gerald 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%.

In 1999, he was 75 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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