Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


FAQ: Questions about Margaret Truman Daniel . . .

a. How old was she?

Margaret Truman Daniel was born on February 17, 1924, in Independence, Missouri.

b. When did she die?

Margaret Truman Daniel died in Chicago on January 29, 2008.

c. Was she married?

Margaret Truman married Clifton Daniel, a newspaper reporter (later an editor at the New York Times), on April 21, 1956, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Independence, Missouri. Clifton Daniel passed away on February 20, 2000 at the age of 87. They were married for almost 43 years.

d. Does any of her family live in Independence?

None of her immediate family live in Independence, but she has cousins who reside in the Kansas City area.

g. Where is Margaret Truman Daniel buried?

Margaret Truman Daniel was buried at the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum's grave site on February 23, 2008

h. Did she have children?

Margaret Truman Daniel had four sons:

  • Clifton Truman Daniel; born June 5, 1957
  • William Wallace Daniel; born May 19, 1959, died September 4, 2000
  • Harrison Gates Daniel; born March 3, 1963
  • Thomas Washington Daniel; born May 28, 1966

i. Did she have grandchildren?

Margaret Truman Daniel had five grandchildren.

j. Are Margaret's sons associated with Library? How often do they visit?

Margaret Truman Daniel's oldest son, Clifton Truman Daniel serves on the Board of Directors of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute and aids with special projects.