Harry Truman: What We Can Learn From The Man From Missouri [8]

Remember Friends & Good Deeds: When Truman was moving to Washington as a Senator, he received help from people. Harry did not have much respect in the Senate. Truman had an uncanny ability to recall the good deeds of others and to reward those who were worthy of his trust. Harry never forgot a friend. Truman attended Pendergast’s funeral a few days after being nominated VP. Pendergast had been disparaged as a crook having gone to prison. When Pendergast died of cancer, Truman attended his funeral although many were disturbed with this given that Truman was then the VP of the US. Truman was honouring the memory of a convicted criminal but he refused to forget a friend.