Ralph E. Truman

Ralph Emerson Truman (May 10, 1880 – April 30, 1962) was an American major general who led the 35th Infantry Division between 1940 and 1941. He was the father of Lieutenant General Louis W. Truman, who led Third United States Army from 1965 until 1967, and the cousin of President Harry S. Truman who also served in the 35th Infantry Division.[3][4]

Ralph E. Truman
Born(1880-05-10)May 10, 1880
Kansas City, Missouri
DiedApril 30, 1962(1962-04-30) (aged 81)
Kansas City, Missouri[1]
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
RankMajor General
Commands held35th Infantry Division
Battles/warsSpanish–American War
Philippine-American War
Mexican Expedition
World War I[2]
RelationsLieutenant General Louis W. Truman (son)
Harry S. Truman (cousin)


  1. "Veterans Day 1941". Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  2. "Ralph E. Truman Papers". Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  3. "Records of the Thirty-Fifth Division Association". The Truman Library. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  4. "Photos from Camp Robinson, Arkansas – 1941". 134th Infantry Regiment. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
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