Descendants of 3 former presidents gather at Little White House

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KEY WEST, Florida — Descendants of three former U.S. presidents discussed their famous family members' accomplishments at Key West's Harry S. Truman Little White House, Florida's only presidential museum.

The Sunday event featured Truman's grandson Clifton Truman Daniel, Gerald Ford's daughter Susan Ford Bales and Dwight Eisenhower's granddaughter Mary Jean Eisenhower.

Topics included Truman's authorization of the Marshall Plan to rebuild post-war Europe, Eisenhower's integration of American schools and Ford's pardoning Richard Nixon after the Watergate controversy.

The trio also contemplated all three presidents' pedigrees and achievements, while offering family recollections.

Truman spent 11 vacations at the Little White House during his administration. The residence also has hosted former presidents Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.


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