Sunday, May 11, 2008
A Presidential Front Porch
Harry Truman was a simple man from Missouri. He returned to this house in Independence many times while he was President of the United States and he returned here to lead a normal life after his presidency while most former presidents move to warmer and fancier homes. This house was the former home of his wife Bess's parents. He loved Independence.
Harry Truman served nearly a full eight years as president, taking office shortly after being elected vice president when Franklin Delanor Roosevelt passed a way a few scant months into his fourth term. He faced and made many of the most important decisions which shaped the United States the way it is today.