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Verda Ledford (1912 - 2001)

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Verda Ledford
1912 - 2001
Born
December 20, 1912
Death
October 23, 2001
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Verda Ledford was born on December 20, 1912, and died at age 88 years old on October 23, 2001. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Verda Ledford.
Updated: November 7, 2011
Biography ID: 65796510

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Verda Ledford passed away at age 88 years old on October 23, 2001. Verda Ledford was born on December 20, 1912. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Verda Ledford.

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Verda Ledford lived 18 years longer than the average Ledford family member when she died at the age of 88.
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In 1912, in the year that Verda Ledford was born, Arizona was admitted to the United States in February (on Valentine's Day). It became the 48th state in the Union. Previously a Spanish - then Mexican - territory, the U.S. paid $15 million dollars for the area in 1848. Arizona was the last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the United States.

In 1924, at the age of only 12 years old, Verda was alive when 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, she was 24 years old when 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 1941, at the age of 29 years old, Verda was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1970, by the time she was 58 years old, on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

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