George Edward Muehlebach

George Edward Muehlebach

Birth
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 11 Jan 1955 (aged 73)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 53537648 · View Source
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George Muehlebach built and operated the Muehlebach Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., which was visited by every United States President from Theodore Roosevelt. His most famous presidential connection was Harry S. Truman, who used the hotel as the White House headquarters during frequent visits to his nearby hometown of Independence, Mo. Truman stayed in Independence but conducted business in the penthouse suite of the Muehlebach hotel. It was here that he predicted his upset victory to staffers during election night 1948, and it was here that he signed the Truman Doctrine legislation aid for Turkey and Greece on 22 May 1947.

Muehlebach was also the owner of a minor league baseball team, the Kansas City Blues (American Association). His team won the AA pennant in 1918, 1923 and 1929. In 1936, the Blues became a farm club of the New York Yankees. They won the AA championships five times in the 1930s and 1940s. The official website of Minor League Baseball calls the Blues teams of 1929 and 1939 two of the 100 greatest Minor League Baseball teams ever.

For more on George Muehlebach and his family, see: http://www.kclibrary.org/blog/week-kansas-city-history/beer-baron-born


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  • Created by: JoLynne
  • Added: 10 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53537648
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Edward Muehlebach (10 Aug 1881–11 Jan 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53537648, citing Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by JoLynne (contributor 47295056) .