Felix Forte Papers, 1927-1975
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The son of Italian immigrants, Felix Forte was born in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. He received a law degree from Boston University in 1916 and became a long-time member of its faculty. In 1930, he was appointed to the Somerville District Court and in 1939 was named to the superior court bench. He presided at the Brinks robbery trial in 1956. Forte served the Order Sons of Italy in America as Assistant Grand Venerable (1923-1925), Grand Venerable of Massachusetts (1933-1937), Assistan...
Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...