Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman was served as the 33rd President of the United States. He succeed to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died less than three months after start his historic fourth term. During First World War, Truman served as an artillery officer, making him the only president to have seen combat in First World War. After the war he became element of the political machine of Tom Pendergast and was elected a county commissioner in Missouri and finally a Democratic United States senator. Truman faced challenge after confront in domestic affairs. He perplexed all predictions to win reelection in 1948, helped by his famous Whistle Stop Tour of rural America. Truman's presidency was also eventful in foreign affairs, with the end of Second World War and his decision to use nuclear weapons beside Japan, the founding of the United Nations, the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe.
May 8, 1884
Birth Place
Lamar, Missouri
Political party
Bess Wallace Truman
Small businessman, farmer
Southern Baptist
December 26, 1972
Death Place
Kansas City, Missouri

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