Robert J. Myers

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This article is about a U.S. actuary. For other uses, see Robert Myers (disambiguation).

Robert Julius Myers (October 31, 1912 – February 13, 2010) was an American actuary who co-created the American Social Security program.[1] He also set the retirement age in the United States at 65 years old.[1]

Myers was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on October 31, 1912, to parents, Laurence B. Myers and Edith Hirsh Myers.[1] He received his bachelor's degree from Lehigh University.[1]

Myers died from respiratory failure at his home in Silver Spring, Maryland, at the age of 97.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Williams Walsh, Mary (2010-02-25). "Robert J. Myers, Actuary Who Shaped Social Security Program, Dies at 97". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-01.