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

Hunt, Kelley Kelley.Hunt at countylibrary.org
Fri Aug 25 14:48:04 PDT 2017


He died May 8th 1936 at the age of 54.  He had been a city councilman before being elected to judge, according to the newspaper.

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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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