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# vlookup: find max in column A, return corresponding value in column B

I would like to find the maximum value in Column A using vlookup, then return the corresponding value in Column B. My problem is if there are duplicate max values in Column A (see example). I want the most recent occurrence of the maximum value.

Ex:
Column A Column B
65 1981
63 1981
71 1961
71 1981
70 1970

Max in Column A is 71, but =VLOOKUP(MAX(C6:C36),C6:D36,2,0), returns 1961. I want it to return the LATEST (most recent) occurrence of this value, which is 1981. How do I do this? Thanks much.

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