Margaret Truman
Margaret Truman
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1924
Date of Death: 2008
Cause of Death: Natural causes - respiratory illness
Occupation: Musician, Singer, Author of Fiction, Author of Non-Fiction
Parents: Harry and Bess Truman
Spouse: Clifton Daniel ( 2000)
Children: Four
Turtledove Appearances:
The Hot War
POD: November, 1950
Appearance(s): Fallout
Type of Appearance: Contemporary and posthumous references
Date of Death: May 1952
Cause of Death: Atomic bombing
Spouse: None
Children: None
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references
Mary Margaret Truman-Daniel (February 17, 1924 — January 29, 2008) was an American singer who later became a successful writer of mysteries and non-fiction. She was the only child of Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, and his wife Bess.

Margaret Truman in The Hot WarEdit

Margaret Truman (1924-1952) and her mother Bess were killed by the atomic bomb the Soviet Union dropped on Washington, DC in May 1952. President Harry Truman privately mourned their deaths while continuing to prosecute the war with renewed determination.[1]

Margaret Truman in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit

At a 1947 speech in San Francisco, Diana McGraw exhorted her supporters to throw the Trumans out of the White House the following year. This included Margaret Truman and her piano.[2]


  1. Fallout, chapter 25.
  2. The Man With the Iron Heart, pg. 451.