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Reathel Odum was Bess W. Truman's personal secretary from 1945 to 1953. Odum discusses living in the White House, Madge Gates Wallace, guests of the Trumans during the presidency, and visiting the Truman home in Independence.
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Did You Know?
Harry Truman was an ordinary man, but not an average man. He was an ordinary man in the sense that he was not born into a position of wealth or influence. His becoming president, however, suggests he was anything but average.