Harry S Truman on Government Reform
When Jackson County voters passed a road-building bond issue, Judge Truman insisted that contracts go to low bidders. A group of road contractors who were used to getting road work as patronage protested. Truman [as a] newly elected judge wouldn't budge on his sealed-bid policy.
A new road built while Truman was in office trimmed a piece off his mother's farm. He refused to have Jackson County compensate her. "I'd have gotten $11,000 if my boy wasn't county judge," she told a reporter. Martha Truman never stopped griping about her son's ethical fastidiousness in this instance.
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