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Apfel, Kenneth S.

Born: 1948 AD
Currently alive, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators


1948 - Born on this year in the United States.

1970 - He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

1973 - A master’s in rehabilitation counseling, Northeastern University.

1973-1976 - He was a college administrator at Newbury College in Massachusetts.

1978 - Received a master’s degree in public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas.

1978-1980 - He served a Presidential Management Internship at the Department of Labor.

1980-1982 - The Commissioner was committee staff for human resource programs for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.

1982-1989 - He was the Senator’s chief staff person for Federal social policy, with a particular focus on programs under the jurisdiction of the Senate Finance Committee.

1983 - He served as the Senator’s key staff person for the Committee’s actions on the historic Social Security reform legislation.

1989-1993 - He served as legislative director to Senator Bill Bradley, overseeing the formulation and development of all aspects of congressional policy making.

1993 - He was nominated by President Clinton in March and was subsequently confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

1995 - He had the honor of becoming the first confirmed Commissioner of Social Security since it became an Independent Agency in March.

1997 - He was sworn-in as Commissioner of Social Security on September.

1998 - Received the John Sturdivant National Partnership Award, which recognized the Agency’s commitment to the goals of management-union partnership.


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