President Harry S. Truman

Facts, information, and Trivia about President Harry S. Truman

Harry Truman was the United States of Americaís thirty-third president.

President Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884 and grew up to become Americaís thirty-third president.

Harry Truman was a persistent, but unsuccessful farmer and businessman. Truman surprised many by becoming a hard working and cultured politician when he suddenly sat as senator in 1934 and ten years later became President of the United States at age 60. His place of primary affiliation was Missouri.

Harry S. Truman became president on Thursday, April 12, 1945 and left the office on Tuesday, January 20, 1953.

President Harry S. Truman was a member of the Democratic Party and his vice president was Alben W. Barkley.

Harry S. Truman's nicknames include Give'em Hell Harry and Haberdasher Harry.

During World War II, he took the initiative to combat waste, corruption and inefficiency in military production in the United States.

Truman used the atom bomb to finish World War II. After the war, Truman defied all odds by being re-elected.

The Cold War and McCarthyism, and the political persecution of the Left in the United States, also began under Truman.

When he retired, he had the support of only 22%. Only George W. Bush was less popular in 2008. Harry S. Truman was 88 years old when he died on December 26, 1972.

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