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The City of Bridgeport has declared today, July 3, Paul Whiteman Day, in honor of the long-time resident's 103rd birthday.
Whiteman ran a contracting business in Bridgeport.
He said the city's streets were still dirt when he was growing up.
In addition to being alive for more than a century, Whiteman also has been married to his wife Eleanor for 82 years.
Whiteman's actual birthday is tomorrow, July 4.