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Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:32 pm | Updated: 7:07 pm, Sat Jun 22, 2013.

The grandson of Harry Truman will visit Pacific next month.

Clifton Truman Daniel will be the guest speaker at the annual Franklin County Democrats, annual Truman Day dinner, which will be held at the Eagles Hall, 707 W. Congress St. on Saturday, May 11.

Daniel is the oldest grandson of 33rd U.S. President Harry S Truman and his wife, Bess. He is the son of the late author, Margaret Truman, and her husband, former New York Times Managing Editor E. Clifton Daniel Jr.

Daniel is an author who has written two books about his grandfather and is currently working on a book about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Daniel is a former journalist and public relations executive and honorary chairman of the board of the Truman Library Institute, the nonprofit partner of the Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Mo.

He is the author of “Growing Up With Grandpa: Memories of Harry S Truman” (1995, Birch Lane Press) and “Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman’s Letters to Harry Truman, 1919-1943” (2011, Truman State University Press).

Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or $200 for a table of eight.

The event is sponsored by the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee.

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