Muriel A Preston (1933 - 2004)

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Muriel A Preston
1933 - 2004
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March 27, 1933
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January 31, 2004
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Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey 08701
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Muriel A Preston was born on March 27, 1933. She died on January 31, 2004 at 70 years of age. We know that Muriel A Preston had been residing in Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey 08701.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Muriel A Preston died on January 31, 2004 at 70 years of age. She was born on March 27, 1933. We have no information about Muriel's family. We know that Muriel A Preston had been residing in Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey 08701.

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In 1933, in the year that Muriel A Preston was born, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1946, by the time she was just 13 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1950, she was 17 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1963, at the age of 30 years old, Muriel was alive when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1972, by the time she was 39 years old, 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%.

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