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Lamar in Barton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial

 
 
Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, July 21, 2015
1. Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial
Inscription.  
This shrine is dedicated to
Harry S. Truman
Thirty second President
of the United States of America
who was born at this location
May 8, 1884
[died] Dec. 26, 1972

"I ask only to be a good and faithful
servant of my Lord and my People."
H.S.T.

County Judge - 1923-1925
Presiding Judge - County Court -
1927-1935
United States Senator - 1935-1945
Vice-President of the United States of America - 1945
President of the United States of America - 1945-1953


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This property is presented to the People of the State of Missouri by the International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America and the U.A.W. Officers' Councils of St. Louis and Kansas City as a token of our appreciation and respect for Harry S. Truman who served as the 32nd [sic] President of the United States of America with honor and distinction and who gave our nation and the world courageous leadership in the search for peace, freedom and justice.
 
Erected by International
Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial [Reverse] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, July 21, 2015
2. Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial [Reverse]
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Union, United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America and the U.A.W. Officers' Councils of St. Louis and Kansas City.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial 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 month for this entry is May 1860.
 
Location. 37° 29.661′ N, 94° 16.308′ W. Marker is in Lamar, Missouri, in Barton County. Marker is at the intersection of 11th Street and Truman Street, on the left when traveling east on 11th Street. Memorial is at the Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historical Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1009 Truman Street, Lamar MO 64759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry S Truman (a few steps from this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. ¼ mile away); McCook Post No. 34 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Harry S. Truman (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lamar (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Harry S. Truman Birthplace Memorial. Truman is the 33rd President, but could be considered the 32nd President since Grover Cleveland was president at two different times.
 
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Also see . . .
Harry S. Truman Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2010
3. Harry S. Truman Memorial
Birthplace in background. Looking northeast.

1. Harry S. Truman Birthplace State Historic Site. (Submitted on October 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Harry S. Truman National Historic Site. (Submitted on October 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. (Submitted on October 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Harry S. Truman Birthplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, July 21, 2015
4. Harry S. Truman Birthplace
Located on the same grounds as the marker.
Harry S. Truman Birthplace Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 27, 2010
5. Harry S. Truman Birthplace Sign
Harry S. Truman image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
6. Harry S. Truman
This portrait of Harry Truman by Greta Kempton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“When Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945, his successor, Vice President Harry Truman, felt as if the weight of the world had fallen on him. feeling woefully unprepared, he now had the responsibility for guiding the country through the final phases of World War II and the often-jolting adjustments to peace.

Elected to the presidency in his own right in 1948, Truman had his greatest impact in foreign policy. His most notable achievements included defeating communist takeovers in Greece and Turkey and repelling the USSR's attempt to push the West out of 8erlin. Truman also presided over implementation of the Marshall plan to rebuild Western Europe's war­-torn economies, a strategy that may be the greatest triumph in the annals of American diplomacy.

The Vienna-born Greta Kempton was Harry Truman's favorite portraitist. Shortly after she finished what would become his official White House likeness in 1947, she began this portrait. The picture was finally completed in 1970, when former members of Truman's administration presented it to the National Portrait Ga1lery.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,368 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   3. submitted on October 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 7, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   5. submitted on October 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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May. 23, 2022