Editorial: Harry S. Truman statue should be installed in U.S. Capitol


Editorial: Harry S. Truman statue should be installed in U.S. Capitol

Harry S. Truman had to be happy to leave behind the White House that he sometimes referred to as his “jail.” Unpopular and weary from the Korean War, Missouri’s sole president declined to run for re-election in 1952 and came back home to Independence, where he would live out his final two decades.

Today there is a renewed push to return Truman to Washington, D.C. — this time permanently, in the form of a statue to be installed in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall. It would join the existing figure of Thomas Hart Benton (the 19th century …

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