1. Harry S. Truman
  2. Library Collections
  3. President Harry S. Truman's White House Staff

President Harry S. Truman's White House Staff

1945 - 1953


(by Staff Member Last Name)

[ A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z ]


Name Office
Abrams, Rose S. (Mrs.) Secretary to Mr. Kerr in Mr. Locke's Office
Alderman, Florence Correspondence Staff
Alexander, Fred C. Mr. Pratt's Staff (detailed from the National Security Resources Board)
Allen, George E.
  • Oral History
  • See also: Personal Papers at George E. Allen Public Library (Bonneville, Mississippi)
  • See also: Personal Papers at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Personal Representative of the President (for the liquidation of War Agencies): 08/30/45 - 01/46
Anderson, Howard S. Assistant Supervising Agent, U.S. Secret Service
Anderson, Margaret Mr. Spingarn's Office
Anderson, Ruth General Vaughan's Office
Anderson, Vernice Mr. Locke's Office
Andrews, Ida Social Office
Andrews, Russell P. Special Assistant to Dr. Steelman
Arrington, Howard B. Plumber
Arthur, Betty (Mrs.) Dr. Steelman's Office
Arthur, Henry B.
  • See: Personal Papers at Harvard Business School Archives, Baker Library
Mr. Gray's Task Force Office
Asay, Mary (Mrs.)  
Avery, Isaac M. White House carpenter
Ayers, Eben A. Assistant Press Secretary, Special Assistant in the White House Office

[Back to top]


Name Office
Bachelder, Mable (Mrs.)  
Bachelder, Toinette Marya Judge Rosenman's Office; Mr. Clifford's Office; Mr. Murphy's Office
Baller, Mrs. Maurice H. Files
Banner, Marian (Mrs.) Dr. Steelman's Office
Barnes, James M.
  • See: Personal Papers at Library of Congress, Manuscript Division
Administrative Assistant to the President: 04/12/45 - 07/10/45
Barnett, A.H. Messenger
Barrows, Roberta
  • Oral History
  • See also: Personal Papers at Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Secretary to Mr. Connelly
Barry, Frank M. U.S. Secret Service
Bassie, V. Lewis
  • See: Personal Papers at University of Illinois Archives
Mr. Harriman's Staff
Bartenstein, Helen (Mrs.) Correspondence Staff
Batchelor, Eileen Correspondence Staff
Beache, Josephine (Mrs.) Files
Beard, Emma L. (Mrs.) Secretary to Maurice C. Latta; Secretary to William J. Hopkins
Beard, Lorraine (Mrs.) Files
Behn, Gerald A. U.S. Secret Service
Belair, Felix Jr. Mr. Gray's Local Office
Belcher, Marjorie S. Dr. Steelman's Office
Bell, David E.
  • Staff Member and Office Files: David E. Bell Files
  • Personal Papers
  • Oral History
  • See also: Personal Papers at John F. Kennedy Library
  • See also: Records of the Office of Management and Budget [OMB], Records of the Director's Office at NARA (Record Group 51.8.1)
  • See also: Records of the Agency for International Development [AID] at NARA (Record Group 286)
  • See also: U.S. Agency for International Development Records, 1961-63, at John F. Kennedy Library
  • See also: Oral History at John F. Kennedy Library
Special Assistant (Mr. Murphy's Staff): 1947-48; Administrative Assistant to the President: 12/51 - 01/53
Bennett, Florence Records
Berger, Samuel
  • See: Personal Papers at Georgetown University, Special Collections Division
Mr. Harriman's Staff (detailed from the State Department)
Bergheim, Myrtle Secretary to Mr. Ross
Berryman, Margaret (Mrs.) Mr. Elsey's Office
Bissonette, Bettie (Mrs.) Telephone Operator
Blakistone, Anne Mr. Connelly's Office
Blackistone, J. Frank U.S. Secret Service
Blankenship, Mrs. Mail Room
Blaska, Kenneth Correspondence Staff
Boardley, John Chief of Supply Room and Chief Messenger: 04/12/45 - 07/11/50
Boggs, Lillburn U.S. Secret Service
Bonds, Dr. Alfred B., Jr. Dr. Steelman's Office
Bonsteel, Elizabeth (Mrs. Raymond K.) Assistant Chief of Files: 1945-49; Chief of Files: 1949-53
Boring, Floyd M. U.S. Secret Service
Bosch, Lester L. Staff of Messrs. Nelson and Locke (detailed from the War Production Board)
Bowers, Betty Files
Bradshaw, Edward Correspondence Staff
Braun, Theodore Mr. Gray's Local Office
Bray, William J. Dr. Steelman's Office (Special Assistant: 04/47 - 04/49)
Breithut, Henrietta (Mrs.) Dr. Steelman's Office
Breor, Arthur R. U.S. Secret Service
Brew, Ellen (Mrs.) Mr. Dawson's Office
Brister, Annie R. Mail Room
Brister, Georgia F. Social Correspondence
Brite, Mrs. E.  
Browdy, Sergeant Abraham Admiral Leahy's Office
Brown, Violet (Mrs.) Secretary to General Maylon
Brown, Vice Admiral Wilson
  • See: Personal Papers at The United States Naval Academy Library, Special Collections & Archives Division
  • See also: Personal Papers at Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Naval Aide: 04/12/45 - 05/03/45
Burchinal Anne  
Burke, J.T. U.S. Secret Service
Burns, Captain Thomas J. Assistant to Major General Graham
Burrell, Violet (Mrs.) Correspondence Staff
Burton, Walter L., Jr. Telegraph Office
Burton, Lieutenant Colonel William E.  
Butturff, Dorothy
  • See: Personal Papers at Georgetown University, Special Collections Division
Correspondence Staff; Secretary to Mr. Dawson

[Back to top]


Name Office
Caldwell, Chief Warrant Officer Horace K. Supply Officer & Personnel Officer White House Signal Detachment
Campion, John E. U.S. Secret Service
Candee, Edward D. Staff of Messrs. Nelson and Locke (detailed from the War Production Board)
Carlin, Virginia Dr. Steelman's Office
Carr, Albert Z. Staff of Messrs. Nelson and Locke
Carr, Daniel J., Jr. Mail Room
Carr, Robert K.
  • See: Personal Papers at Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College
  • See also: Oberlin College Presidents' Papers at Oberlin College Archives
Mr. Clifford's Staff
Carroll, John A.
  • See: Personal Papers at University of Colorado at Denver Library, Archives andSpecial Collections
Mr. Murphy's Staff (Special Assistant for Legislative Liaison)
Carter, J. Franklin
  • Oral History
  • See also: Personal Papers at American Heritage Center, University ofWyoming
Mr. Murphy's Staff
Carter, Melvin Carpenter Shop
Carter, Una Franklin
  • See: Records ofthe Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion [OWMR], Records of the Office of the Deputy Director for Information and Reports at NARA (RecordGroup 250.3.6)
Special Assistant to Dr. Steelman
Casey, Eugene B. Special Executive Assistant
Chandler, Harbin S. Office of the White House Architect
Charlton, Harry E. Social Correspondence
Charnley, Harry U.S. Secret Service
Chrisman, Frances Dr. Steelman's Office
Christianson, Captain F.P. Navigator, USAF Independence
Ciarrochi, Mabel Walker Housekeeper
Clark, George L. Mail Room
Claunch, Charles K. Usher
Clear, John W. Mr. Gray's Local Office (detailed from the Office of the Secretary ofDefense)
Cleveland, H. van B. Dr. Steelman's Office
Clifford, Clark, M. Assistant Naval Aide: 09/45 - 04/03/46; Naval Aide: 04/04/46 - 07/01/46; Special Counsel: 07/01/46 - 01/31/50
Colby, Merle E. Dr. Steelman's Office
Colcord, Mary L. (Mrs.) Correspondence Staff
Cole, Beverly A. Telephone Operator
Cole, James O. Assistant to Dr. Steelman (detailed from RFC)
Coley, Fred Dr. Steelman's Office
Colle, Helen Dr. Steelman's Office
Collet, John Caskie Special Consultant: 01/02/47 -
Colt, S. Sloan Mr. Gray's Task Force Office
Colvin, Sergeant H.B. Telegraph Office
Combs, Bonita Dr. Steelman's Office
Connell, Anne Correspondence Staff
Connelly, Matthew J. Appointments Secretary to the President: 04/45 - 01/53
Connole, Officer White House Police
Connors, Bill  
Conway, Rose A. Personal Secretary to the President: 1945 - 1953
Corbin, Mr. O. Mail Room
Cornelius, Albert M. Mr. Elsey's Staff
Covington, E. Correspondence Staff
Cowen, Mary A. Secretary to Mr. Lloyd
Coyle, Dorothy (Mrs.)  
Cragg, Marion V. Secretary to Mr. Neustadt
Crayford, Ruth M. Press Secretary's Office; Mr. Loeb's Office
Crews, Edith Files
Crim, Howell G. Chief Usher
Cruise, Mrs. Correspondence Staff
Crutcher, Leon Dr.Steelman's Office
Cuekenberger, Mr. Correspondence Staff
Cullinane, James Dr. Steelman's Office
Currie, Lauchlin
  • See: Personal Papers at Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special CollectionsLibrary
  • See also: Personal Papers at Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
  • See also: Report on 1942 Visit to China at Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Administrative Assistant to the President: 04/12/45 - 06/30/45

[Back to top]


Name Office