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Bess Truman

30th First Lady of the United States

(1945-1953)


Full Name: Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace Truman

Born: February 13, 1885

Birthplace: Independence, Missouri

Father: David W. Wallace (1860-1903)

Mother: Margaret E. Wallace (1862-1952)

Husband: Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

Married: June 28, 1919

Religious Preference: Unknown

Previous Experience: Second Lady of the United States

Age at Inauguration: 60

Served: April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

Died: October 18, 1982

Age at Death: 97

Buried: Independence, Missouri

First Lady at Time of Death: Nancy Reagan