Frank Levingston
Frank Levingston
Birth: 13 November 1905
North Carolina, USA
Death: 3 May 2016
Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Age: 110 years, 172 days
Country: USA FlagUSA

Frank Levingston (13 November 1905 – 3 May 2016) was an American supercentenarian who was believed to be the oldest living man in the United States and the oldest surviving American World War II veteran.[1][2][3]


Levingston was born in North Carolina, one of seven children. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, and served as a private during the war in the Allied invasion of Italy which lasted from September 1943 to January 1944. After receiving an honourable discharge in 1945, he became a union worker specializing in cement finishing.[1][2][3][4] Levingston never married.

Levingston became the oldest recognised living military veteran in United States following the death of Emma Didlake on 16 August 2015. He became the oldest living man in the United States following the death of Felix Simoneaux on 19 April 2016.[5] He lived in Lake Charles, Louisiana[1][2][3][4] until his death on 3 May 2016 at the age of 110 years, 172 days. Following his passing, the oldest known living American man now is Clarence Matthews.[6]


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United States' Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • Alton Gilbert • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • John Painter • John McMorran • Fred Hale • Earl Brush • Moses Hardy • Thomas Nelson • Antonio Pierro • George Francis • Walter Breuning • Shelby Harris • Salustiano Sanchez • Alexander Imich • Conrad Johnson • Wash Wesley • Felix Simoneaux • Frank Levingston • Clarence Matthews • Richard Overton • Henry Tseng • C. P. Crawford