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The First Boomer Leads an Army of 79 million

Kathleen Casey=Kirschling, born a minute after midnight on January 1, 1946, was the first baby boomer, leading a huge generation of Americans, the largest group in the nation’s history, those born in the years 1946 through 1964. There were about 79 million of them, and they transformed American life, economics and culture with their sheer numbers.
Kirschling, born in Pennsylvania, was a teacher for 14 years, and later a volunteer in rebuilding New Orleans.
She filed for Social Security in 2007 at age 62, the earliest age at which you can draw the retirement benefits.
Each day, 10,000 boomers turn age 65, a tidal wave.
Other early boomers include Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, and Steven Spielberg.
The First Ladies are at the extremes of the book, with Laura Bush born in 1946, and Michelle Obama born in 1946.
Here is First Boomer Kirschling filing for Social Security as commissioner Michael Astrue watches.

Written by Bob Rosenblatt

Bob Rosenblatt is a researcher, writer and journalist who helps people looking for up-to-date answers and information on the perplexing issues at the intersection of finances and aging. Bob publishes a weekly report — please take a moment to subscribe in the upper right hand corner of this page.

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