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Jeralean Talley

Born: May 23, 1899

Death: Jan 1, 1988

Birthplace: Montrose

Nationality: United States

Jeralean Talley

Date of Birth : May 23, 1899
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1988
Birth Place : Montrose

Jeralean Talley was an American supercentenarian who was, at the age of 116 years, 25 days, the world's verified oldest living person. She was previously thought to be the oldest living American, from the death of Elsie Thompson on March 21, 2013 until Gertrude Weaver was verified to be older in July 2014. Upon Weaver's death on April 6, 2015, Talley was recognized as the oldest living person in the world. Talley received letters from U.S. President Barack Obama on her 114th and 116th birthdays acknowledging her status.

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