THE PRESIDENCY: Family at Home

A few minutes before the 6:40 New York train was due, the President's limousine, followed by a car loaded with Secret Service men, nosed into Washington's high-vaulted Union Station. Iron gates leading to the platform were slammed shut; passengers for 7 o'clock trains had to wait until after 7 before they were admitted to the platform.

Margaret Truman, back home from Europe, stayed in her drawing room until passengers aboard her car had left. Then she came bounding down into the President's arms and was soundly bussed. Bess Truman, who had met Margaret's ship in New York, followed and got...

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