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FDR Signs the Social Security Bill

Date: August 14 1935
Description: President Franklin D. Roosevelt about to sign the Social Security Act of 1935.
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Arthur M. Altmeyer

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Description: Formal portrait of Arthur Altmeyer as Chairman of the Social Security Board.
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Social Security Anniversary

Date: 1968
Description: Robert Ball and Wilbur Cohen stand at the lectern during a celebration of the anniversary of Social Security. Robert Ball was Commissioner of Social Securi...
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Social Security Director Sydney Miller

Date: June 29 1961
Description: Sydney Miller, Social Security director for Dane County, sitting behind a desk.
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Social Security Bill 33rd Anniversary

Date: 1968
Description: Group of men posing at a ceremony celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the Social Security bill. From left to right: Commissioner of Social Security, Robert...
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First Meeting of the Social Security Board

Date: September 14 1935
Description: From left to right: Arthur J. Altmeyer, John G. Winant, and Vincent M. Miles at the first meeting of the Social Security Board.
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Social Security Anniversary

Date: August 14 1968
Description: Arthur Altmeyer and Wilbur Cohen on the set of the "Today" show, talking about the 33rd anniversary of the Social Security bill.
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Arthur J. Altmeyer as President of the Permanent Inter-American Committee on Social Security

Date: 1951
Description: Arthur J. Altmeyer, President of the Permanent Inter-American Committee on Social Security, greeting Eva Peron, President of the Inter-American Conference...
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Early Meeting of the Social Security Board

Date: 1939
Description: Arthur Altmeyer, Ellen Woodward and George Bigge in an early meeting of the Social Security Board.
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Cohen and Altmeyer at the 35th Anniversary of the Social Security Bill

Date: 1970
Description: Wilbur Cohen and Arthur Altmeyer sit across the dinner table from John J. Corwin. All three men worked in U.S. Social Security Administration at different...
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Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies

Date: September 28 1948
Description: Robert C. Goodwin, Director of the Bureau of Employment Security, and Arthur J. Altmeyer, Commissioner, Social Security Administration, at the twelfth annu...
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Early Meeting of the Social Security Board

Date: 1939
Description: Arthur Altmeyer, Ellen Woodward and George Bigge in an early meeting of the Social Security Board.
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Arthur J. Altmeyer on His Last Day in Office as Commissioner of Social Security

Date: 1953
Description: William Mitchell, Deputy Commissioner, on the left, with Arthur J. Altmeyer. This was Altmeyer's last day as Commissioner of Social Security. The photograp...
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Social Security Anniversary

Date: August 14 1968
Description: View towards podium of Wilbur Cohen presenting Arthur Altmeyer, the first director of the Social Security Board, with a plaque at the anniversary celebrati...
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Banquet Celebrating the Third Anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act

Date: August 15 1938
Description: Banquet celebrating the third anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act. From left to right: David J. Lewis, Congressman from Maryland, and Sen...
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Elizabeth Wickenden with Arthur Altmeyer

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Description: Elizabeth Wickenden, standing to the left of Arthur Altmeyer, was a social welfare and Social Security policy consultant, analyst, and writer, and professo...
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Wilbur J. Cohen Speaks at the 50th Anniversary of Social Security

Date: 1985
Description: Wilbur Cohen speaks from a lectern at the 50th anniversary celebration of Social Security. On one lapel he is wearing a button which says: "Happy Birthday...
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Edwin E. Witte

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Description: Waist-up portrait of Dr. Edwin Witte, considered the father of Social Security, Executive Director of the Executive Staff to the Committee on Economic Secu...
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Nelson Cruikshank with Members of the Advisory Council on Social Security

Date: 1955
Description: Members of the Advisory Council on Social Security, which has just completed a review of the social security program and submitted recommendations for impr...
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Social Security Staff Members Honored in Madison

Date: May 15 1964
Description: Social Security district manager Sydney S. Miller (left) presents awards for outstanding work in public service to clerical staff members at the Madison So...

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