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Last Laugh! was Re: Reporter Name
Tue, 8 Mar 2005 16:55:02 EST

Pat wrote:

> The newspapers make that mistake now and then when writing
> about former president 'Harry S Truman'. His middle name, in fact, was
> merely the initial /S/ and there shouldn't be a period after a complete
> name. There were many conjectures over the years about what the 'S' stood
> for in his name. His wife Bess and his daughter Margaruite both confirmed
> it meant nothing at all. Just 'S'. PAT]

Scholarly works have been written on this subject. Harry S (or S.)
Truman often signed documents without the period, also signed many with the

Wes Leatherock

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