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Novelist Margaret Truman Daniel
Surrounded by books in her bookcases is Margaret Truman Daniels, a novelist in her own right. Photo taken May 1, 1984. (UI Photo/Files)
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Mary Margaret Truman Daniel (February 17, 1924 — January 29, 2008), widely known throughout her life as Margaret Truman, was an American singer who later became a successful writer. She was the only child of Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, and Bess Truman.

Born in Independence, Missouri, she was christened Mary Margaret Truman (for her aunt Mary Jane Truman and her maternal grandmother Margaret Gates Wallace) but was called Margaret from early childhood.

In 1944 Truman christened the battleship USS Missouri, which was named after her home state (when the ship was recommissioned in 1986 she was a featured speaker at the ceremony).

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