Attic: Social Security’s Earliest Days

Posted July 28, 2010 at 5:11pm

[IMGCAP(1)]On Dec. 14, 1935, John W. Thomas feeds newly minted Social Security checks into a machine that can sign 7,000 checks an hour. The first checks would go out on
Jan. 1. This year is the 75th anniversary of the passing of the Social Security Act, a milestone that was noted Wednesday by House leadership in an event on the East Front of the Capitol.