Clifton Truman Daniel

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Clifton Truman Daniel
BornClifton Truman Daniel
(1957-06-05) June 5, 1957 (age 61)
RelativesClifton Daniel (father)
Margaret Truman (mother)

Clifton Truman Daniel (born June 5, 1957), is the oldest grandson of former United States President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Bess Truman. He is the son of the late E. Clifton Daniel Jr., former managing editor of the New York Times, and best-selling mystery writer Margaret Truman.

Until recently, he was the Director of Public Relations for Truman College, one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago. Prior to that, he worked as a feature writer and editor for the Morning Star and Sunday Star-News a New York Times paper[2] in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Daniel is the honorary chairman of the board of trustees of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute[3], the member-supported, nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. He is a frequent speaker and fundraiser.

Daniel visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 2012, the sites where his grandfather had ordered the only use of atomic bombs for warfare in history.[4]

He appeared on Race for the White House as a commentator for his grandfather's experiences during both his first term and the 1948 United States presidential election.


He is the author of two books:

  • Daniel, Clifton Truman (1995). Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S. Truman. Birch Lane Pr. ISBN 978-1559722865.
  • Daniel, Clifton Truman (2011). Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman's Letters to Harry Truman, 1919-1943. Truman State University Press. ISBN 978-1935503255.


  1. ^ "Lyric Opera fire victim Wesley Daniel recovering amid investigation - tribunedigital-chicagotribune". Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "A Week of Ghosts: Japan’s Annual Grieving -". Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "Board of Directors". Truman Library Institute. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Clifton Truman Daniel: Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Artsfest 2015". Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.

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