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Truman Library Institute – 2022 Wild About Harry

Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry event was held on April 28th. The spy-themed event celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). William J. Burns, director of the CIA, was honored with the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award. Jeffrey Frank was the keynote speaker. Deanne Porter and Patrick Ottensmeyer were the honorary chairmen, and Tamara and David Campbell served as the chairmen. Proceeds support the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

Clyde Wendel, Truman Library Institute board chairman; Senator Roy Blunt, William Burns, honoree; and Clifton Truman Daniel


Michele Kerwin and Jeannine Strandjord


Katie Wendel and Ann Baum


Dr. Michael and Jamila Weaver


Pat Ottensmeyer and Deanne Porter, honorary chairmen; and Tamara and David Campbell, chairmen


Dean and Patricia Davison with Loretta and Tom Mentzer

Featured in the June 11, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Mark McDonald Photography



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