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Jim Clark '51 – A Part of Truman's Excellent Adventure

Matthew Algeo has a book out called: Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure.  The book chronicles Harry and Bess Truman’s exploits on a post–presidency road trip from Missouri to Broadway and back, plus a few detours.

In July, 1953, the Trumans stopped in Indianapolis and stayed at the home of the McKinney family who lived on North Meridian.  In the process of a reception that evening for the Trumans, the McKinney’s daughter Claire met the mayor of Indianapolis, Alex Clark.  Later that evening, Claire went out with some friends and ran into Mayor Clark.  Alex introduced Claire to his brother, Jim Clark ’51.  It wasn’t quite love at first sight…but close.  Jim and Claire are still together today – living in Indianapolis.

Harry and Bess Truman were the reason the couple met…and have lived happily ever after.  And "that’s the rest of the story", as Paul Harvey says…

Book supplied by the ubiquitous Jon Pactor ’71…