Harry Truman is the man from Missouri. He was born in Missouri, served as Senator from Missouri, retired to his home there , died there and is buried there. He mostly lived in Independence, MO, near Kansas City.
U.S. President Harry Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri. Poet T.S. Eliot (Thomas Sterns) was born in Saint Louis. Military leader Omar Bradley was born in Clark, Missouri. Journalist Waster Cronkite was born in St. Joseph.