Lester Dandridge (1890 - 1978)

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Crosby, Amite County, Mississippi

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1890 - In the year that Lester Dandridge was born, on January 2nd, Alice Sanger became the first female staffer to work in the White House. She was hired as a stenographer and, as such, took dictation.

1895 - When he was just 5 years old, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

1974 - He was 84 years old when on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

1977 - When he was 87 years old, 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.

1978 - In the year of Lester Dandridge's passing, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

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Lester Dandridge passed away in December 1978 at age 88. There is no listed cause of death for Lester. He was born on January 1, 1890. We are unaware of information about Lester's family. We know that Lester Dandridge had been residing in Crosby, Amite County, Mississippi.

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