The Independence (Mo.) Examiner reported that the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum paid off President Truman’s overdue newspaper bill, amounting to $56.63, including interest. The money went to 80-year-old George Lund, who was Truman’s paperboy in 1947. The then-15-year-old had the Truman home on his route for about six months. He told the Examiner he remembered the amount owed was about $7.50.
Lund and his fellow residents at the Tallgrass Creek retirement community witnessed the official payment during the “We’re Just Wild About Harry” event.