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His poor eyesight prevented Truman from participating in sports but led him to two of his greatest passions, reading and music. An avid reader, he was proud of the fact that he had read every book in the Independence Public Library. Truman was also a fine musician, playing the piano.
An excellent student, Truman's parents were unable to afford college for Harry and his eyesight prevented him from attending West Point. Following his high school graduation inTruman worked at a variety of jobs including farming, oil drilling and banking.
He served in France and left the army as a captain in May of One month later, he married Elizabeth Wallace. Truman actually had no middle name? His parents gave him the middle initial S to honor and please his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young.
From that moment on, the 33rd President signed his name Harry S. Truman or put all the letters in his name together as in HarrySTruman. Truman and his wife, Elizabeth "Bess" Wallace during their wedding day in After failing in the haberdashery business, Truman ran for county judge the title for a county commissioner in Jackson County, MO.
Inhe ran for re-election and lost, the only election he ever lost. In he was again elected judge, a post he held until when he ran for the U. Truman was responsible for saving the government several million dollars. He remained in the Senate until President Franklin Roosevelt tapped him as his running mate for his fourth term in On April 12,less than three months as vice president, Harry S.
Truman was sworn in as the 33rd President of the United States following the unexpected death of Roosevelt. Truman faced some of the most complex issues to ever face any world leader.
Internationally these decisions included the decision to drop the atomic bomb to end World War II, the daunting task of re-building both Europe and Japan, the changing of American foreign policy.
Truman takes the oath of office on April 12, while his wife Bess and daughter Margaret look on. Louis the morning after defeating Thomas Dewey in Harry Truman aboard The Eagle, a three-masted sailing barque.
Domestic issues proved equally challenging with issues of labor unrest, expansion of the GI bill for returning veterans, a proposal for national health care and the issuing of four civil rights executive orders made Truman not particularly popular during his terms in office.
Yet today, Truman is thought to be one of the best presidents in U. On December 26,Harry S.Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, was born on May 8, in Lamar, Missouri.
In , the year the Little White House was built, the Truman's moved to Independence, Missouri. Harry S. Truman died in Kansas City’s Research Hospital at the age of 88, on the day after Christmas Bess lived nearly another ten years before her death in at the age of They are buried in the courtyard of the Harry S.
Truman Presidential Library. Key events in the life of Harry S. Truman. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Early life and career. Truman was the eldest of three children of John A. and Martha E. Truman; his father was a mule trader and farmer. Harry S. Truman (May 8, – December 26, ) was the 33rd President of the United States (–), taking office upon the death of Franklin D.
Roosevelt. A World War I veteran, he assumed the presidency during the waning months of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. Take a guided tour of the Truman Home for an in-depth view of the personal and family life of the 33rd President of the United States Online Exhibits Harry S Truman NHS preserves over 50, artifacts related to the Truman family.
harry s. truman biography Harry S. Truman (May 8, – December 26, ) was the thirty-third President of the United States (–); as Vice President, he succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.