New Madrid in New Madrid County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Harry S. Truman
U.S. SENATOR 1935-1945 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1945-1953
Harry S. Truman delivered campaign speeches at the Court House during his senate campaigns in 1934 and 1940. The 1934 campaign was open in southeast Missouri and New Madrid was one of the early campaign stops. In his 1934 speech Truman developed the themes that would later position him as a leader of the Democratic Party, championing the farmers, workers and the “New Deal” policies of the Roosevelt Administration. The 1940 campaign speech declared that national defense would be his top priority. Truman’s second senate nomination was supported by New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney J.V. Conran, who proved to be a strong ally in that very close Senate primary race. “I am deeply affected that the good people of a part of Missouri most remote from my home town did me such a singular honor,” Truman said.
Erected 2015 by New Madrid County.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
Location. 36° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Madrid MO 63869, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1854 Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); A Growing State...A Shrinking County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Harry S. Truman (within shouting distance of this marker); Higgerson School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Island No. 10 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Bankhead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bissell's Submergible Saw (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Madrid (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Madrid.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the New Madrid County Courthouse.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.