Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Daily Appointments
of Harry S. Truman

<<July 1947 >>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
 
Jump to date
  
 
Search the calendar
Enter keyword:
AND OR NOT
Limit by Year
From:
To    :

Limit results per page
Instructions
To use this calendar select the month and year you would like information about and press View Calendar. Then choose the date in that month and year, and the page will load for you.

You can also search by keyword and choose the range of years within your search by filling out the boxes on the left side of the page.

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


Saturday, July 26, 1947
   
    Executive Orders:  [9877 FUNCTIONS OF THE ARMED FORCES]
    [Public Papers: Statement by the President Upon Signing Bill Authorizing Redemption of Veterans' Terminal Leave Bonds]
9:35 am (EDST) The President received an emergency call from
his sister, Miss Mary Jane Truman, regarding
the critical condition of his mother and decided
to fly immediately to Grandview Airport,
Grandview, Missouri.
11:45 am (EDST)The President, accompanied by Dr. John R. Steelman,
Secretary Matthew J. Connelly, Admiral James H.
Foskett, and other members of the staff, departed
the White House for the ATC Terminal, National
Airport, where at 12.30 p.m. (EDST) the President
and his party took off aboard Army Plane 451 for
the trip to Grandview Airport, Grandview,
Missouri.
12:15 pm (EDST)Prior to the take-off the President signed S. 758.
The National Security Act of 1947 (Unification
Bill) in his room aboard the plane immediately
upon its arrival and delivery by Mr. Leslie
Biffle, Mr. Carl A. Loeffler, Secretary of the
Senate and Mr. Herbert Miller, Chief of Records at
the White House.
12:26 pm (EDST) (11:26 a.m. CST) While in flight over Cincinnati,
Captain Charles Mills received a radio message from the Secret
Service, requesting the President be informed that
his mother died at 11:00 a.m. (CST). The
message was delivered to Secretary Matthew Connelly, who
in turn gave it to Brigadier General Wallace
Graham for delivery to the President.
4:25 pm (EDST)(3.25 p.m. CST)The Presidential plane arrived at Grandview.
The President was met by Mrs. Truman, Miss
Margaret Truman, and Mr. J. V. Truman, and
immediately after the greeting they entered waiting
cars, accompanied by Secretary Charles Ross and General
Wallace Graham, and immediately proceeded to the Grandview
residence of his late mother, arriving at 3.40 p.m.(CST)
6:15 pm (EDST)(5.15 p.m. CST)The President, accompanied by Mrs. Truman and
Miss Margaret Truman, departed Grandview and
motored direct to their home in Independence,
arriving at 5.50 p.m. (CST) The President remained
at home for the evening.

Truman Photographs for July 26, 1947
Search photo database   |  See all photos for July 26th, 1947
 
Featured Photograph

President Truman's plane arriving in Grandview.



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