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Diary Entry of President Harry S. Truman

Date:
1951-04-05T00:00:00
Description:
The situation with regard to the Far Eastern General has become a political one. MacArthur has made himself a center of controversy, publicly and privately. He has always been a controversial figure. He has had two wives - one a social light he married at 42, the other a Tennessee girl he married in his middle fifties after No 1 had divorced him. He was chief of staff in the Hoover regime, made the front pages in the bonus affair. He was advisor to the President of the Philippines and Supreme Commander in the Pacific in World War II. I made him Allied Commander in Chief in Japan to sign the surrender documents for the United States. Made Chief of the occupation forces and Allied Commander for the United Nations forces in Korea in June 1950., Thursday April 5, 1951 The situation and spread to the Far Eastern General has become a political one. Now Arthur has made himself a center of controversy, pulling and privately. He has always been a controversial figure. He has had two writes- one a social light he carried at 42, the other a Tennessee girl. he married in his middle fifties after No 1 had divorced him. He was chief of staff in the Hoover requital, made the front pages in the focus affair He was adviser to the President of Philippines, and Supreme Commander in the Pacific in World War II. I made him Allied Commander in Chief in Japan to sign the surrender do- endorsements for the United States. Made Chief of the occupation forces and Allied Commander for the United Nations forces in Korea in June 1950.
Subject:
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964, Korean War, 1950-1953, Armed forces officers
Partner:
National Archives and Records Administration
Part of:
1951, Diaries Files
Source:
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7542750
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