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Leslie Biffle

Leslie BiffleAKA Leslie L. Biffle

Born: 9-Oct-1880
Birthplace: Boydsville, AR
Died: 6-Apr-1966
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Secretary of the Senate

Les Biffle served twice as Secretary of the Senate (1945-47 & 1949-53). Evidently he played a key role in securing the Vice President nomination for Harry S. Truman in 1944. After FDR died, Truman came to rely on Biffle for information regarding goings-on in the Senate. There was a dedicated phone line between the two men's desks. During one press conference, Truman declared: "They don't make them any better than Biffle. And you can quote me on that." When Biffle died in 1966, Senator John L. McClellan announced it on the floor of the US Senate, mourning the loss of a "true patriot and one of America's finest citizens."

Father: William B. Biffle
Mother: Minnie M. Turner
Wife: Mary Glade Strickling (m. Oct-1921)

    University: (business school, Little Rock, AR)

    Alfalfa Club 1945

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