Memo Prepared for Senator John Sparkman "Statistics of Elderly of Alabama"

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After World War II, average life expectancy increased, the number of Americans above 65 years old grew, and national organizations representing the elderly proliferated. This document, prepared for Senator John Sparkman (D-AL) and similar statistical compilations prepared for other senators, makes clear why congressional support for the Older Americans Act was strong. This document was prepared by the Senate Special Committee on Aging, created in 1961 and charged with studying, investigating, and reporting problems of older Americans. Although the committee had no authority to report legislation, it helped build support in the Senate for the Older Americans Act and other legislation addressing the needs of senior citizens.

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United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging. "Memo Prepared for Senator John Sparkman "Statistics of Elderly of Alabama"." Memo Prepared for Senator John Sparkman "Statistics Re Elderly of Alabama," April 30, 1965; “Alabama Correspondence, 1965-1970” folder, Box 1; Senate Special Committee on Aging; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.. Accessed 20 August 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/168.

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Title

Memo Prepared for Senator John Sparkman "Statistics of Elderly of Alabama"

Subject

Older Americans Act

Description

After World War II, average life expectancy increased, the number of Americans above 65 years old grew, and national organizations representing the elderly proliferated. This document, prepared for Senator John Sparkman (D-AL) and similar statistical compilations prepared for other senators, makes clear why congressional support for the Older Americans Act was strong. This document was prepared by the Senate Special Committee on Aging, created in 1961 and charged with studying, investigating, and reporting problems of older Americans. Although the committee had no authority to report legislation, it helped build support in the Senate for the Older Americans Act and other legislation addressing the needs of senior citizens.

Creator

United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging

Source

Memo Prepared for Senator John Sparkman "Statistics Re Elderly of Alabama," April 30, 1965; “Alabama Correspondence, 1965-1970” folder, Box 1; Senate Special Committee on Aging; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. Senate, RG 46; National Archives.

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

*1965-04-30

Contributor

Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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Language

English

Type

Document

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Coverage

Alabama