George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was born in Diamond Grove, MO. As an agricultural chemist and inventor at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, in Alabama, he developed a system of crop rotation. He also discovered 300 uses for peanuts and hundreds more for soybeans. Refusing to benefit from his discoveries, he gave his life saving to establish the Carver Research Foundation at Tuskegee.
George Washington Carver
Michael and Jim Riley
In honor of Lavona Benoit and Evelyn Riley: "The more you love, the more love makes: goodness done for goodness sake." Like this great man, our mothers believe it's better to give than to receive.
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) was born in Lamar, MO. He grew up in Independence and was an army captain in France during WWI. In 1934, he was elected U.S. Senator from Missouri and became Vice President of the United States in 1944. At the death of President Roosevelt in 1945, he became the 33rd President of the United States, serving from 1945-1953. He proposed the Fair Deal, authored the Truman Doctrine, and negotiated the alliance that became the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Harry S. Truman Panel Sponsor:
William J. Chamberlain Family
President Truman was conscientiously precise and honest and established a reputation for speaking the truth. He had two signs
on his desk. One quoted Mark Twain: "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." the other sign quoted Truman and read: "The buck stops here."