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John Lear (1897 - 1967)

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John Lear
1897 - 1967
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May 7, 1897
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February 1967
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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15205
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John Lear was born on May 7, 1897. He died in February 1967 at age 69. We know that John Lear had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15205.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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John Lear died in February 1967 at 69 years of age. He was born on May 7, 1897. We are unaware of information about John's surviving family. We know that John Lear had been residing in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15205.
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In 1897, in the year that John Lear was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1901, John was merely 4 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1927, John was 30 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1935, when he was 38 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1967, in the year of John Lear's passing, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

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