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Harry S. Truman Interview Notes May 7, 1957
Summary of Topics Covered:
Truman states that Gen. Marshall “was the greatest American of our time.” He wants to help “the Marshall Foundation project” and has instructed the Truman Library to assist. Truman remembers visiting Marshall after he had become Chief of Staff and asking Marshall “to be put back in the Army.” Truman recalls asking Marshall to go to China and later asking Marshall to become Secretary of Defense during the Korean War. He disparages McCarthy and Jenner for their attacks on Marshall. He discusses legislators past and present.