Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Daily Appointments
of Harry S. Truman

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This Presidential Appointments Calendar is based upon the records contained in the
Matthew J. Connelly Files

Wednesday, March 20, 1946
10:00 am Miss Grace Dupre
(Artist who is doing joint portrait of the President
and his mother, just wants to look at the President
for few minutes)
10:15 am Senator Sheridan Downey, California
(Asked for the appointment)
10:30 am Senator Dennis Chavez, New Mexico; Mr. David Chavez, Jr.
(The Senator asked if he might bring in his brother,
David Chavez, Jr.)
10:45 am Hon. James E. Markham, the Alien Property Custodian
(Asked for the appointment)
11:00 am Mr. Edmund O. Carl, Potentate, Almas Temple. Mr. Renah F.
Camalier, High Priest and Prophet; Mr. W.H. McMains, Member of Shrine Circus Committee.
(McMains asked for the appointment for them to extend
invitations to the President and deliver tickets, for the
Shrine Circus, sponsored each year by Almas Temple for the
benefit of Shriners Hospitals for crippled children. This'
year circus will be held Uline Arena between Apr. 8th and 14th)
11:45 am Sir Ramaswami Mudaliar; Hon. Stanley Woodward; Sir Robert Hutchins.
(Leader of the Indian Food Delegation - the State Department
made a special plea to have the President see, stating in
view of Sir Ramaswami's distinguished status and the critical
nature of his mission here, "make it highly desirable that
the President see him, if only for a few minutes". They
stated originally that Sir Ramaswami was leaving March 15th
but he apparently stayed over especially for the appointment)
12:00 pm Hon. Trygve Lie, Secretary General of the Permanent Organization
of the United Nations; The Secretary of State [James F. Byrnes].
(Enroute to New York to assume his new duties - coming to
Washington to pay respects to the Secretary of State, and
hopes to pay his respects to the President)
12:30 pm Mr. John T. Barker of Kansas City, Missouri
(Wired for the appointment)
12:45 pm Mr. Victor de Mers
(His wife talked to Mrs. Truman at tea about Mr. De Mers
coming in. The President agreed to see him, but as they
were away for a while, this first convenient time)
1:00 pm (Lunch)
3:30 pm Hon. Harold D. Smith; Hon. Paul Appleby.
(Requested the appointment yesterday afternoon)
4:00 pm (Mr. Arthur Adams; Mr. Vivian Truman)
4:30 pm The Secretary of the Treasury [Fred M. Vinson]
(Requested the appointment yesterday afternoon)

The creation of this online resource was made possible in part by funding from the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee.