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Harry Truman’s Mother-in-Law From Hell

Harry Truman was always an outspoken man who never minced words, but… Madge Wallace …Margaret Gates Wallace (1862-1952), called Madge from childhood, was perhaps the only exception.  Madge was the spoiled daughter of midwesterners George and Elizabeth Gates. George Gates … Continue reading

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Bess Truman’s First Press Conference

Few First Ladies were more reluctant to be in the public eye than Bess Truman. Mrs. Truman becomes FLOTUS Late in the afternoon of April 12, 1945, Bess Truman (1885-1982) received a phone call from her husband. There was a … Continue reading

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