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A conversation between Edwin Witte and Wilbur Cohen

The Development of the Social Security Act: An Interview with Dr. Edwin E. Witte


In this 1955 interview, two of the chief architects of Social Security - - both from Wisconsin - - review how the initial legislation came into existence.

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Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
Depression and Unemployment
Creator: Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987.
Pub Data: Interview conducted on August 12, 1955, at the National Headquarters of the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the approval of the Social Security Act (signed August 14, 1935).
Citation: Cohen, Wilbur J. "The Development of the Social Security Act: An Interview with Dr. Edwin E. Witte." Interview conducted on August 12, 1955, at the National Headquarters of the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C. Online facsimile at:  http://www.ssa.gov/history/witte.html; Visited on: 4/18/2014
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