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    Harry S Truman

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Did You Know?

Bess Wallace sitting on a bench. Credit: National Park Service

Harry Truman had the idea he needed to be rich before he could marry Bess. He wrote her, “I don’t think any man should expect a girl to go to a less comfortable home that she’s used to.” Also, “You’ve no idea how crazy I am about you and you won’t have until I get somewhat richer than at present.”