"The Buck Stops Here" (ca. 1930)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Apr 20 03:01:15 UTC 2005

Thanks, Doug. You lend me credibility.


"Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET> wrote:
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Poster: "Douglas G. Wilson"
Subject: Re: "The Buck Stops Here" (ca. 1930)

>.... Anyhow, one issue of said magazine some time in the '30s included a
>short story which alluded to a top segeant on whose desk top was a little
>plaque bearing the motto, "The Buck Stops Here," a saying now universally
>associated with Pres. Harry S Truman in the period 1945-52.

N'archive has such a slogan on the desk of a colonel in a photo on p. "26"
of the _Reno Evening Gazette_ dated 1 Oct. 1942.

Probably the slogan, along with the buck, moved up through the ranks as
time went by.

-- Doug Wilson

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