Harry Truman Debt from 1947 Finally Paid

6 years 11 months 6 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2012 May 24, 2012 Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:34:00 AM CDT May 24, 2012 in News
Source: AP
By: Associated Press

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Even Harry Truman had problems keeping up with his bills.

The late president somehow didn't pay a paperboy for six months of newspapers delivered to his Independence, Mo., home in 1947.

On Wednesday, the paperboy finally got his money.

Truman impersonator Niel Johnson presented a check for $56.63 to George Lund, now an 80-year-old resident of a retirement community in Overland Park.

Lund says he delivered the papers to Truman's house for about six months and then quit the route before Truman paid the $7.50 he owed. The bill paid Wednesday included interest accrued since 1947.

The Kansas City Star reports representatives of the Truman Library Institute say they decided to pay the bill to honor Truman, whose birthday is in May.

 

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