Samuel W. Rushay, Jr.
Samuel W. Rushay, Jr., is supervisory archivist at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, where he worked as an archivist from 1993 to 1997. From 1997 to 2007, he was an archivist and subject matter expert at the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
Sam published “Listening to Nixon: An Archivist’s Reflections on his Work with the White House Tapes” in the fall 2007 issue of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Prologue magazine. He is the author of “Harry Truman’s History Lessons,” which appeared in the spring 2009 issue of Prologue. He also published “Harry Truman’s Masonic Career as Revealed in the Truman Library’s Collections,” in the summer 2009 issue of The Missouri Freemason. He contributed “A Graphic Essay Based on the Holdings of the Harry S. Truman Library,” in Native Americans and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman, Volume 4 (Kirksville, MO: Truman State University, 2010).
A Columbus, Ohio native, Sam holds a doctorate in U.S. history from Ohio University, where he wrote his dissertation, “The Farm Fair Dealer: Charles F. Brannan and American Liberalism” (2000), under the direction of Truman biographer Alonzo Hamby.
Sam, his wife, Laura, and their two children live in Liberty, Missouri.