“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lee's Summit in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephanie Leary, 2013
1. Harry S Truman Marker
Inscription. "In the Lee's Summit Veterans Memorial Building, which stood at this site, Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States first declared his candidacy for an elective political office. Here on March 7, 1922 Truman agreed to become a candidate for the office of county judge of the Eastern District of Jackson County, Missouri to which he was elected November 7, 1922, and thus, began his rise to the highest office of the land."
Erected 1975 by Lee's Summit Historical Society.
Location. 38° 54.784′ N, 94° 22.504′ W. Marker is in Lee's Summit, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on 123 SE 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lees Summit MO 64063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. R.H. Marquette Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); All Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); William B. Howard Station Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flanery-Frost Cemetery (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Creek (approx. 4.9 miles away); Where Wagons Rolled / Wieduwilt Swales (approx. 7.7 miles away); William Ray Blacksmith Shop (approx. 8.1 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lee's Summit.
More about this marker. Sadly, the Veterans Memorial building burned down in 1941.
Categories. Politics
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stephanie Leary of Lee's Summit, Missouri. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 42 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Stephanie Leary of Lee's Summit, Missouri. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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