Presidential Campaigning at Brigham Young University

President Harry S. Truman visited Brigham Young University in 1952. He is pictured here with university president Ernest L. Wilkinson and Church president David O. McKay.

It has been over 60 years since President Harry S. Truman made a campaign stop at Brigham Young University on October 6, 1952. Truman was campaigning on behalf of Adlai Stevenson. Truman spoke about the rigors of life as president of the United States and lauded the virtues of Adlai Stevenson. The text of his remarks can be accessed here.

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