Tester: Breuning the Treasure State’s ‘living treasure’

World’s oldest man, a Montana resident, turns 114

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement on the 114th birthday of Montana’s Walter Breuning, the world’s oldest man:

“Sharla and I join many proud Montanans in sending our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Breuning.  Born when our state was still a fledgling rough-and-tumble frontier, Mr. Bruening has seen most of the Treasure State’s fascinating history unfold firsthand.  Through 22 Montana governors, 21 U.S. presidents, two world wars, and the dawn of automobiles and airplanes—Walter has experienced it all.  His long life has shaped Montana tremendously.  Mr. Breuning is a living treasure himself, and today we all celebrate another notch in his remarkable life.”

Breuning is a resident of Great Falls, Mont.