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House Committee Approves Resolution Honoring Margaret Truman Daniel

On February 26, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved, by voice vote, H. Con. Res. 292, a concurrent resolution honoring Margaret Truman Daniel and her lifetime of accomplishments.

Sponsored by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), H. Con. Res. 292 includes the following findings:

  • Margaret Truman Daniel was born to Bess and [former president] Harry S. Truman on February 17, 1924, in Independence, Missouri;
  • Ms. Daniel, a loving daughter, wife, mother, and friend, passed away on January 29, 2008, after leading an interesting and eventful life rooted in the strong will and independent spirit of her mother and father;
  • [A]s a novelist, Ms. Daniel wrote 23 books, including best-selling mysteries and biographies;
  • Ms. Daniel exhibited a deep commitment to public service, serving as secretary to the Board of Trustees of the Truman Scholarship Foundation, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Truman Library Institute, as a member of the Executive Committee on the Truman Centennial Committee, and as a constant advocate for presidential libraries; and
  • Margaret Truman Daniel was an intelligent, independent, and gracious woman who made our nation proud as she flourished in every aspect of her life.
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