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Overview (3)

Born in Independence, Missouri, USA
Died in Independence, Missouri, USA  (congestive heart failure)
Birth NameElizabeth Virginia Wallace

Mini Bio (1)

Bess Truman was born on February 13, 1885 in Independence, Missouri, USA as Elizabeth Virginia Wallace. She was married to Harry S. Truman. She died on October 18, 1982 in Independence.

Spouse (1)

Harry S. Truman (28 June 1919 - 26 December 1972) ( his death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (5)

First lady of the United States (1945-1953).
Mother of Margaret Truman Daniel.
Longest-lived First Lady of the United States - 97 years, 8 months, 5 days. One of only six First Ladies to live into their 90s as of 2018, the others being: Lady Bird Johnson (94), Nancy Reagan (94), Betty Ford (93), Barbara Bush (92) and Rosalynn Carter (90).
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 793-796. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
Her favorite actress was Ingrid Bergman.

Personal Quotes (1)

I'm not going down any coal mines.

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