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Capote, Truman(Encyclopedia)Capote, Truman käp´t [key], 1924–84, American author, b. New Orleans as Truman Streckfus Persons. During his lifetime, the witty, diminutive writer was a well-known public personage, hobnobbin...
Truman, Harry S.(Encyclopedia)Truman, Harry S., 1884–1972, 33d President of the United States, b. Lamar, Mo. Early Life and Political Career He grew up on a farm near Independence, Mo., worked at various jobs, and tended the fam...
Newberry, Truman Handy(Encyclopedia)Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864–1945, American naval officer and cabinet official, b. Detroit. He engaged in various financial enterprises and helped organize (1902) the Packard Motor Car Company. A fo...
New Journalism(Encyclopedia)New Journalism, intensely subjective approach to journalistic writing prevalent in the United States during the 1960s and 70s, incorporating stylistic techniques associated with fiction in order to pr...
Lee, Harper(Encyclopedia)Lee, Harper (Nelle Harper Lee), 1926–2016, American novelist, b. Monroeville, Ala. A member of an old Southern family and related to Robert E. Lee, she was a lifelong friend of Truman Capote. Lee at...
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site(Encyclopedia)Harry S. Truman National Historic Site: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Clifford, Clark McAdams(Encyclopedia)Clifford, Clark McAdams, 1906–98, U.S. government official, b. Fort Scott, Kans. Admitted to the bar in 1928, he engaged in private practice before serving (1944–46) in the U.S. navy. As special a...
Curley, James Michael(Encyclopedia)Curley, James Michael, 1874–1958, American political leader, b. Boston. He held many municipal offices, served (1902–3) in the Massachusetts legislature, and became a power in the Democratic party...
Schwellenbach, Lewis Baxter(Encyclopedia)Schwellenbach, Lewis Baxter shwl´nbäk [key], 1894–1948, American cabinet officer, b. Superior, Wis. After serving (1935–40) in the U.S. Senate, he was appointed (1940) U.S. district judge in...
Ickes, Harold LeClaire(Encyclopedia)Ickes, Harold LeClaire k´z [key], 1874–1952, American statesman, b. Blair co., Pa. As a Chicago newspaper reporter and later as a lawyer, he became interested in local reform politics. Original...
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