[PW] ? Truman-Related Information (Quotation Query #781)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Fri Aug 25 14:07:27 PDT 2017


The originator of the famous Trumanism "If a man can't stand the heat, he ought to stay out of the kitchen" appears to have been a Missouri judge named Eugene I. "Buck" Purcell.  Can anyone provide me with Purcell's birth and death years?  Can anyone tell me whether Purcell was primarily a judge, or whether he had some other occupation?


Fred Shapiro


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