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33 - Harry S. Truman

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: May 8, 1884

Birthplace: Family home in Lamar, Missouri

Father: John Anderson Truman (1851-1914)

Mother: Martha Ellen Young (1852-1947)

Height at Prime: 5 feet 10 inches

Physical Description: Blue eyes, brown hair, droopy nose, round full face, wore eyeglasses, fashionably dressed

Religion: Baptist

Wife: Elizabeth “Bess” Virginia Wallace (February 13, 1885 – October 18, 1982)

Marriage Date: June 28, 1919

Marriage Place: Trinity Episcopal Church, Independence, Missouri

Children: (Mary) Margaret Truman Daniel (February 17, 1924 – January 29, 2008)

Death Date: December 26, 1972

Place of Death: Research Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

Cause of Death: Organ failure with collapse of cardiovascular system

Final Words: Unknown

Burial Place: Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, Missouri

Professional Statistics:

Missouri National Guard (1905-1911)

Rejoined Missouri National Guard during World War I (1917-1919)

Judge of Jackson County, Missouri (1922-1924)

Presiding Judge of Jackson County (1926-1934)

U.S. Senator (1935-1945)

Vice President of the United States (1945)

33rd President of the United States (1945-1953)

Political Party: Democrat

His Vice President: Alben William Barkley (1949-1953)

Events During Presidency:

Conclusion of World War II (1945)

Nuremberg Trials (1945-1946)

Formation of United Nations (1946)

Presidential Succession Act (1947)

Taft-Hartley Act (1947)

Truman Doctrine and the Cold War

Marshall Plan (or European Recovery Program)

Creation of Israel (1948)

Point Four Program (1949)

Fair Deal (Housing Act of 1949)

Korean War (1950-1953)

Assassination Attempt (1950)

Twenty-Second Amendment ratified (1951)

Seizure of the Steel Mills (1952)

H-bomb (1952)

Red Scare and the Rise of McCarthyism


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