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Oldest living American celebrates birthday | CBS News

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Oldest living American celebrates birthday | CBS News

By CBS News

The oldest living American, Hester Ford, celebrated her birthday Saturday, turning either 115 or 116, CBS Charlotte, North Carolina affiliate WBTV reports. Either way, as of July 30, she was the oldest person on record living in the U.S., according to data compiled by the Gerontology Research Group.   

According to her family, U.S. Census Bureau documents indicate she was born in 1905, but then another set of Census Bureau documents say she was born in 1904. The oldest living person on the planet is Kane Tanaka of Japan, who is 117 years old.

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