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    Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953). As vice president, he succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died less than three months...
  • Elizabeth "Bess" Wallace, First Lady (1885 - 1982)
    Whistle-stopping in 1948, President Harry Truman often ended his campaign talk by introducing his wife as "the Boss" and his daughter, Margaret, as "the Boss's Boss," and they smiled and waved as the...

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Independence, Missouri.

Independence is the county seat of Jackson County. It is known as the "Queen City of the Trails" because it was a point of departure for the California Trail, Oregon Trail, and Santa Fe Trail. Independence was also the hometown of Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the USA; the Truman Presidential Library and Museum is located in the city, and Truman and Elizabeth "Bess" Wallace, First Lady are buried here. The city is also sacred to many Latter Day Saints, with Joseph Smith's 1831 Temple Lot being located here, as well as the headquarters of several Latter Day Saint factions.