Harry S. Truman

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US President
Date of Birth May 8, 1884
Place of Birth Lamar, Missouri
Date of Death Dec 26, 1972 (88)
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Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as the 34th vice president. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain communist expansion. He proposed numerous liberal domestic reforms, but few were enacted by the Conservative Coalition that dominated Congress. Truman grew up in Independence, Missouri, and during World War I fought in France as a captain in the Field Artillery. Returning home, he opened a haberdashery in Kansas City, Missouri and was later elected as a Jackson County official in 1922. Truman was elected to the United States Senate from Missouri in 1934 and gained national prominence as chairman of the Truman Committee aimed at reducing waste and inefficiency in wartime contracts.

Born: May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri, U.S.
Died: December 26, 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Resting place: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, Missouri, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Children: Margaret
Parents: John Anderson Truman, Martha Ellen Young
Education: Spalding's Commercial College, UMKC School of Law (withdrew)
Vice President: None (1945–1949), Alben W. Barkley (1949–1953)
Preceded by: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Succeeded by: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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About Harry S. Truman

The 33rd President of the United States, he ascended to office following Franklin D. Roosevelt's death in 1945 and authorized the use of the atomic bomb on Japan.

Harry S. Truman Before Fame

He served in World War I as an artillery officer in France. He also owned a haberdashery for a short period of time.

Achievement of Harry S. Truman

He was roundly denounced after firing the immensely popular General Douglas MacArthur, who had run roughshod over his authority as president, during the Korean War.

Harry S. Truman Family Life

He married childhood sweetheart Bess Wallace in June 1919 after proposing twice. They had a daughter named Margaret.

Associations of Harry S. Truman

He was photographed holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune emblazoned with the headline "Dewey Defeats Truman" the day after he defied conventional wisdom and beat Thomas Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.

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