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First Name: Ralph

Last Name: Truman


Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Emerson

Date of Birth: 10 May 1880

Date of Death: 30 April 1962

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Ralph Emerson Truman

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 0

•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  Mexican Expedition (1916 - 1917)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Ralph Emerson Truman
Major General, U.S. Army

Ralph Emerson Truman was born on 10 May 1880.

A career Army officer, he graduated from West Point, served in the Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Mexican Expedition and World War I. He is best noted for being the first cousin of President Harry S. Truman and for serving as Commanding General of the U.S. Army's 35th Division that was sent to France during World War II.


His son, Louis W. Truman, was a Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army. He was Aide-de-Camp to Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short, Commanding General of the Hawaiian Department, when the Japanese launched their surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. His final command was Commanding General of Third Army.

Death and Burial

Major General Ralph Emerson Truman died 30 April 1962. He is buried at Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield, MO.

Honoree ID: 3158   Created by: MHOH




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