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Harry Truman

about Harry Truman.



Thought you’d enjoy this!

It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They

won’t believe this happened, but it DID. Harry & Bess


Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made

as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of

the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may

rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in,

which was in Independence ,

Missouri . His wife had inherited

the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White

House, they lived their entire lives there.


When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army

pension reported to have been $13,507..72 a year. Congress, noting that he was

paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’

and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove

home to Missouri

by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined,

stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and

that doesn’t belong to me.. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for


Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award

him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing,

“I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for

any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in

on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, too many in Congress also

have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their

offices. Political offices are now for sale (ie.

Illinois ).

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My

choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a

politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!

We ought to have cloned him for telling it like it is and being

frugal with our tax dollars!

If you agree, forward it. If you don’t, delete it. I don’t want to

know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know how I feel.

He also had only a high school education.

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters