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Harry S  Truman
Thirty-third U.S. President

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April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

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Alben W. Barkley

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Elizabeth "Bess" Truman

starbar.gif (1814 bytes) BORN:  May 8, 1884
     Lamar, Missouri
BIRTH NAME:  Harry S Truman (When properly written there is no period after the middle initial "S".  When young Harry was born his parents couldn't agree whether to name him SHIPPER after his paternal grandfather, or SOLOMON after his maternal grandfather.  The letter "S" alone became their compromise.
CHILDREN:  1 Daughter Margaret (pictured standing next to her mother).  The First Family was so close they became known as "The Three Musketeers".  President Truman often candidly remarked that wife Bess was "Boss" but that daughter Margaret "bosses her".
MILITARY SERVICE:  World War I Artillery Officer
PROFESSION:  Haberdasher (Operating a Men's Clothing Store)
HOME STATE:  Missouri
POLITICAL OFFICES:  Judge, U.S. Senator, Vice President
NICKNAME:  "Give 'Em Hell Harry"
DIED:  December 26, 1972  (Age - 88)
BURIED:  Independence, Missouri
"There is an epitaph in Boot Hill cemetery in Arizona which reads, 'Here lies Jack Williams.   He did his damnedest!  What more can a person do?'  Well, that's all I could do.  I did my damnedest, and that's all there was to it."  Harry Truman


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