National Affairs: No Big Shot

When her name was called, Mary Margaret Truman smiled and walked out across Constitution Hall's big stage. But instead of handing her a sheepskin, George Washington University's President Cloyd Marvin beamed at the crowd and said: "I now hereby turn over my powers of conferring this degree to Harry S. Truman."

The President rose in cap & gown, grinned proudly, put an arm around his daughter and handed her the diploma. Mary Margaret seemed a little flustered. But she turned, smiled again and kissed his cheek before she walked offstage. Her father's grin broadened at the solid applause which followed her and...

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