California Man was the Oldest in the U.S.
George Francis was born on June 6, 1896. That made him 112 and 204 days before he died of heart failure at a Sacramento nursing home on Saturday. Francis lived through various wars, the birth of the mass produced automobile, the moon landing and the election of the first Black President, who he voted for. He leaves behind his son, Anthony Francis, who is 81. Who is the oldest person in the world? UCLA gerontologist Dr. Stephen Coles maintains a list of the world's oldest people and says that Maria de Jesus of Portugal is the oldest person. She's 115 and 109 days old.