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UCM presentation examines Truman and Eisenhower legacies

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The lives, times and accomplishments of Truman and Eisenhower are the focus of a free presentation Wednesday, Oct. 17 at UCM.

The University of Central Missouri Department of History and Anthropology is hosting the presentation “Eisenhower and Truman: Presidents of the Heartland” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Twomey Auditorium in the Wood Building.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Samuel Rushay Jr., supervisory archivist for the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, and Tim Rives, deputy director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum in Abilene, Kan., will speak about these two presidents.

Despite perceived differences between the two, historic documentation indicates that Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman shared common goals and beliefs that shaped the history of the world.

Rushay is the author of journal articles that detail aspects of Truman’s political and personal lives. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Rushay received a doctorate in U.S. history from Ohio University. He lives in Liberty, Mo.

Born in Oklahoma, Rives spent much of his life in Kansas. He received his master’s degree in history from Wichita State University, and spent more than 10 years as an archivist with the National Archives-Central Plains Region in Kansas City prior to becoming deputy director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in 2008.

Learn more about “Eisenhower and Truman: Presidents of the Heartland” at www.ikeandharry2012.org. For more information about the UCM presentation, contact the Department of History and Anthropology at 660-543-4404.


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