Clifton Truman Daniel

“It’s Not Preserved Until It’s Protected”

Clifton Truman Daniel

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Main Stage


Get ready for an awesome Opening General Session! We are honored to welcome Clifton Truman Daniel to the main stage, in character as his grandfather, President Harry S. Truman! Clifton will deliver the address that President Truman gave on fire prevention in 1947 and will also highlight historical fires in the White House and his new mantra, “It’s Not Preserved Until It’s Protected.”


Clifton Truman Daniel is the oldest grandson of President Harry S. Truman and his wife, Bess. He is the son of author Margaret Truman and former New York Times Managing Editor E. Clifton Daniel Jr. Mr. Daniel is honorary chairman of the board of the Truman Library Institute and board secretary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. He is the author of Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S. Truman and Dear Harry, Love Bess: Bess Truman’s Letters to Harry Truman, 1919-1943. In addition to portraying his famous grandfather on stage, Mr. Daniel gives a series of lectures on various aspects of the Truman presidency and US and White House history.