• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

Ted Marks

Harry Truman and Ted Marks in uniform, 1919.
From left to right: Captain Ted Marks, Lieutenant Walter Slagle and Captain Harry S Truman in front of the Wallace home at 219 N. Delaware in Independence, Missouri. May 1919.
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Wallace-Truman wedding party, June 28, 1919.
Wallace-Truman wedding party in the yard of the Wallace (Truman) home in Independence, Missouri. Left to right: Helen Wallace, cousin of the bride; Harry S Truman; Bess Wallace Truman; Louise Wells, cousin of the bride. Back row: Ted Marks, friend of the groom; Frank Wallace, brother of the bride.
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Did You Know?

Truman Library. Credit: Truman Library

In search of land to build his library, Truman originally planned to return to Grandview rather than Independence after leaving the White House. The City of Independence, however, donated property for the building, so he decided not to move.