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Bess Truman

Born: Feb 13, 1885

Death: Oct 18, 1982

Birthplace: Independence

Nationality: United States

Bess Truman

Date of Birth : Feb 13, 1885
Date of Death : Oct 18, 1982
Birth Place : Independence

Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman, was the wife of Harry S. Truman and First Lady of the United States from 1945 to 1953. She had known her future husband since they were children attending the same school in Independence, Missouri. As First Lady, she did not enjoy the social and political scene in Washington, and at the end of her husband's term in 1953, she was relieved to return to Independence. She currently holds the record of longest-lived First Lady, having reached the age of 97 at the time her death.

Also known as

  • First lady Bess Truman
  • Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman


  • Harry S. Truman


  • Margaret Truman Daniel
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