Gard, Barbara Allen
Barbara Allen Gard was born and raised in Independence as a next-door neighbor of the Truman family. Along with her three sisters, Gard was a childhood friend of Margaret Truman. The Allen sisters were part of the neighborhood group "Hen House Hicks." Gard explains how Independence residents adjusted to having a President of the United States living in their midst and provides glimpses of life in the 1930s through 1950s.
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Sue Gentry, a newspaper reporter from Independence, Missouri, has written for the Independence Examiner since 1929. Miss Gentry served as a local liaison for national reporters during the Truman presidency.
Assigned as a special officer to the Truman Protective Division of the United States Secret Service in 1981, Glenn Gibeson was a member of the team of men who protected Bess W. Truman until her death in October 1982.
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Mr. Goddard was a longtime acquaintance of the Truman family. He was involved with the Truman Farm Home Foundation from 1980-1986. He discusses the restoration of the Truman Farm Home.
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Graham, Dr. Wallace
Wallace H. Graham, M.D. (October 9, 1910-January 4, 1996) was a colonel in the United States Army when President Truman chose him to be his personal physician and medical advisor. From that point in September 1945 until the death of Bess Truman, Graham was the Truman family physician.
Interview (pdf - 131KB)
Hazel Graham served as the executive director of the Jackson County Historical Society in Independence, Missouri. Graham recalls the support given by the Trumans to the historical organization and other movements in Independence and throughout the Kansas City area to preserve historic structures.
Interview (pdf - 189KB)
Gray, Georgia Neese Clark and Andy
Georgia Neese Clark was the first woman appointed as Treasurer of the United States (1949-1953) by President Harry S Truman. She later went on to serve on the Board of Trustees at the Harry S. Truman Library. She and her husband Andy discuss their many visits to the Truman Home over a 20 year period. They provided friendship and support to Bess Truman in the years after Harry Truman's death.
Interview (pdf - 282KB)
Gross, Alice T.
Alice Gross worked for Bess W. Truman as a personal care assistant from June 1978 to August 1980.
Interview (pdf - 114KB)
Last updated: March 18, 2019