• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

Bess Truman: Childhood


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Bess Wallace seated. Credit: National Park Service

Harry Truman held women in high esteem. He wrote to Bess, “You know, I’ve always thought that the best man in the world is hardly enough for any woman.” Soon after their engagement, he wrote her, “You’ll never be sorry if you take me for better or worse because I’ll always try to make it better.”