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Jen Young writes "Cnn Reports Former President Harry Truman always denied that while in the White House he entertained the idea of having Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower run for president in 1948 -- with Truman as his running mate.
But a newly discovered diary written by the United States' 33rd president reveals that Truman did make the offer while talking politics one summer afternoon with Eisenhower. Truman worried that Gen. Douglas MacArthur would run for president on the Republican ticket.
An Associated Press Article says the world's largest museum design firm promises its work on the Clinton Presidential Library will strike a balance between entertainment and education, between the former president's feats and failures.
The Associated Press Reports The Boeing 707 that ferried seven U.S. presidents over a million miles as Air Force One makes one last journey this week - 120 miles in pieces by truck to its final roost - the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
The largest portions - fuselage and wings - will be moved Friday to Simi Valley from San Bernardino International Airport, where it was welcomed in September 2001 after its final flight. Boeing Co. aircraft crews disassembled the plane in a San Bernardino hanger.
Former president Lee Teng-hui(§õµn½÷)[sic]has agreed to a plan to build a special library to house the books and documents he amassed during his 12-year presidency, a TSU legislator said.
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Bob Cox spotted This One that says look at the Web sites and listing of events at FDR, LBJ, and Ronald Reagan's libraries, and you see just plain vanilla, pedestrian notices that lack just about everything that intelligent Americans would desire of presidential libraries.
Bill writes "It has taken two weeks, 402 fine-tip markers and a college student with a bad case of writer’s cramp to sign the names of more than 5,000 donors onto the white beam.
Armed with a new Sharpie and surrounded by workers building the multimillion-dollar presidential library that the beam is a part of, Bill Clinton made the marker count 403.
More than 3,000 people cheered Friday as the former president signed his name to the beam that completes the skeleton of his presidential library in Little Rock.
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kansascity.com Reports The Clinton Presidential Library Foundation has erected 10 billboards featuring an artist's rendition of the future downtown library, hoping to make Little Rock and its library complex an international tourist destination.
Barbara Maxwell was the millionth visitor to the library complex since it opened in 1997. The former president presented the Maxwells with a signed bust of himself and posed for pictures with the beaming couple.
Ironically, the Maxwells — who divide their time between homes in Pennsylvania and Florida — own four pairs of boots now on display in the library’s “Legends of the West” exhibit. They decided to stop by the library on the tail end of a cross-country business trip.
A Boeing 707 jet that served as Air Force One for seven U.S. presidents will be moved to a hilltop pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and is expected to be on display by mid-2004.
The jet was on view for a private ceremony Friday to mark the start of "Operation Homeward Bound," in which engineers will disassemble, transport and reassemble the plane at its new home about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
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Chicago Sun-Times columnist Steve Neal writes about the debacle over the leadership at the Abraham Lincoln library. Rehashing the surprisingly sordid history produces quotes like, "In a vengeful act, after removing his name as a contender for library director, Newtson used his influence as Ryan's chief of staff to sabotage the library and museum. Newtson diverted half of the library's operating funds--$1.5 million--to the former Public Policy Institute at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Most of its programs have nothing to do with Lincoln."