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Harry S. Truman Presidential LIbrary
Harry S. Truman Presidential LIbrary (Photo: Jon Kraft / Shutterstock)

Monday is a Missouri holiday for Truman’s birthday

Harry S. Truman Presidential LIbrary
Harry S. Truman Presidential LIbrary (Photo: Jon Kraft / Shutterstock)

Most state and county offices will be closed on Monday to observe Truman Day for the nation’s 33rd president.

Former President Harry Truman was born in 1884 in southwest Missouri’s Lamar, and later moved to Independence.

President Truman issued the executive order that integrated the U.S. military, and started the Truman Doctrine. He also implemented the Marshall Plan to help rebuild western Europe’s economy after World War II.

He was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians at the Statehouse in Jefferson City in 1991: his bronze bust is still on display there.

Most state and county offices will be closed on Monday to observe his birthday. Emergency services such as the Missouri State Highway Patrol and county sheriff’s offices will be open. The Missouri House and Senate will also be in session in Jefferson City.

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