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Edward D. McKim Oral History Interviews

 

Oral History Interviews with
Edward D. McKim

Served under Capt. Harry S. Truman, Battery D, 129th Field Artillery Regiment, 1917-19, and, subsequently in the U.S. Army Reserve Corps with Mr. Truman. Chief Administrative Assistant to the President (1945) and Administrative Assistant to the Federal Loan Administrator (1945); member of the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Company, 1950-53; and close personal friend of Mr. Truman since World War I.

Interview Transcripts
February 17 | & February 19, 1964

[Notices and Restrictions | List of Subjects Discussed]

 


Notice
These are transcripts of tape-recorded interviews conducted for the Harry S. Truman Library. A draft of each transcript was edited by the interviewee but only minor emendations were made; therefore, the reader should remember that these are essentially transcripts of the spoken, rather than the written word.

Numbers appearing in square brackets (ex. [45]) within the transcript indicate the pagination in the original, hardcopy version of the oral history interview.

RESTRICTIONS
These oral history transcripts may be read, quoted from, cited, and reproduced for purposes of research. They may not be published in full except by permission of the Harry S. Truman Library.

 


 

List of Subjects Discussed

 

Allen, Captain Charles, 7, 8, 9
Allen, Charles B., 2
Allen, George, 112, 118, 127, 128-129, 144, 163
Allen, Pete, 2
American Legion Conventions:

  • Andrews, T. Coleman, 159, 160
    Army and Navy Surplus Property Board, 132, 133-136
    Aylward, James P., 58, 59

     

    Barry, Francis, 31
    Battle of Dugny, 78-79, 81
    "Battle of Who Ran" (World War I), 18-19
    Bendetsen, Karl R., 160
    Berg, Archbishop Gerald T., 168
    Board of Election Commissioners, 5
    Bowman, Fred, 118-119
    Boyle, William, 91-92
    Brannon, Francis A., 15
    Breen, William H., 15
    Brice, George, 33
    Burke, Edward, 77-78
    Butler, Paul, 164
    Byrnes, James F., 97, 98

    Camp Coetquidon, 15, 22
    Camp Doniphan, 2, 14
    Camp Ripley, 50, 73, 74
    Canfil, Fred, 36, 37, 63-65, 110
    Carpenter, Terry, 61, 62
    Central High School, 28
    Cheppy Orchard (France), 17-18
    Chow, Albert, 139
    Cochran, Governor Roy, 35-36
    Conboy, Francis L., 15
    Condon, Ed, 82-83
    Connelly, Matthew, 113, 118, 124, 147
    Creighton University (Omaha.), 167-168

    Davis, William, 121, 122, 123
    DeLasalle Academy, 2, 13, 15
    Dickmann, Bernard F., 36, 72
    Dobel, Riley E., 15
    Donnelly, Jiggs, 26, 32
    Doorly, Henry, 149
    Drum, Robert, 147, 148
    Duncan, Richard, 89-90

    Early, Stephen, 127
    Eisenhower, Dwight D., 129, 130, 131, 142, 155
    England, Clarence, 42
    Eppley, Eugene, 150, 151
    Evans, Milton R., 23
    Evans, Tom L., 100, 101, 116-117, 118

    Fawcett, William, 52-53
    Fisher, Frank, 49
    Flaherty, Daniel L., 15
    Flannigan, Mike, 60
    Ft. Riley, 29
    Ft. Sill, 3
    French Lick Springs, Indiana, 37
    Fulton, Hugh, 113, 118, 126

    Garner, John Nance, 111
    Griswold, Dwight, 72-74
    Guffey, Senator Joseph, 37, 38-39

    Hannegan, Robert E., 72, 98, 101, 127
    "Henry Stanley" (railroad car), 111
    Higginbotham, John J., 15
    Hoffman, Frank G., 21
    Hopkins, Harry, 38
    Householder, Victor, 79-80, 81
    Hughes, Maj. General Everett, 172

    Ickes, Harold, 38, 85-86

    Jackson County (Mo.) campaign and election of 1922, 42-44
    Jacobson, Edward, 14, 30-31

    Kansas City Post, 8
    Kennedy, John F., 164-166
    Kenny, Robert, 139
    Kirby, William, 76
    Klemm, Colonel Karl D., 20-21, 25, 34
    Knowlson, James, 132
    Ku Klux Klan, 45-46

    McCabe, Thomas, 132, 134-135
    McDonald, Fred, 13, 15
    McKim, Edward D.:

    • Army and Navy Surplus Property Board, 132, 133-135
      and 1944 Democratic National Convention, 96-104
      and 1956 Democratic National Convention, 163-164
      demotion in rank, World War I, 11
      Foamite Fire Foam Company, 28
      insurance field, 29
      Jackson County (Mo.) campaign and election (1922), 42-43
      Lt. Governor of Nebraska, candidacy for, 61
      Missouri National Guard, recruitment for, 5
      Nebraska legislature, files for, 58
      Nebraska legislature, election to and service in, 60-61, 63
      oilfields, worker in, 27
      Omaha, moves to, 47
      as poker player, 51
      Truman, Harry S., advice to, on candidacy for Congress (1934), 57-58
      Truman, Harry S., April 13, 1945, visit with