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World's Oldest Man Marks 114th Birthday In Montana

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Gov. Brian Schweitzer and representatives from Guinness World Records were on hand to celebrate the 114th birthday of Walter Breuning, who is believed to be the world's oldest man.

The celebration was held at the Great Falls retirement home where Breuning lives. He was born Sept. 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minn., and moved to Montana in 1918, where he worked as a clerk for
the Great Northern Railway for 50 years.

During his party, Breuning talked about what he calls "the dark ages," when his family moved to South Dakota in 1901 and lived for 11 years without electricity or plumbing.

He said people can't be content without belief or faith and urged people to "be kind to one another."

Breuning inherited the distinction of being the world's oldest man in July 2009 when Briton Henry Allingham died at age 113.
      
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