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First Lady

Elizabeth Virginia “Bess” Wallace Truman

February 13, 1885

Bess Truman Portrait

October 18, 1982

First Lady

President Served: Harry S. Truman
Term as First Lady: April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953 (7.8 years)
Details: Wife of the President. Became First Lady after President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office.


Date: February 13, 1885
Location: Independence, MO


June 28, 1919 - December 26, 1972


Date: October 18, 1982 (aged 97)
Location: Independence, MO


Burial Location: Independence, MO

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