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Harry S. Truman
Transcript of Harry S. Truman
December 5, 1972, Truman was admitted to Kansas City's Research Hospital and Medical Center with lung congestion from pneumonia. He developed multiple organ failure and died at 7:50 am on December 26 at the age of 88.
His Wife had a private service for him in a library. He was barred
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum Independence, Missouri
3 of he major successes were
-Truman authorized the atomic bombing of Japan
-Helped with the ending of world war II
-He made it into the army with his bad vision
He was elected for 2 terms was Vice President and a Senator.
His Vice President was Alben W. Barkley
He wanted the civil rights movement to be a success as well as to stop wars.
Years in office:
April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
Birthday: May 8th, 1884
Where: Lamar Missouri, U.S.
Parents: John Anderson Truman (1851–1914)
Martha Ellen Young Truman (1852–1947)
School: Independence High School
(now William Chrisman High School)
Harry S. Truman
Political party: Democratic
Spouse: Bess Wallace
Profession: Haberdasher and Farmer
Religion: Southern Baptist
Truman had been turned down for appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, which was his childhood dream, because of poor eyesight. He then enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard in 1905, serving until 1911 in a Kansas City-based artillery battery.
-When Truman was a boy he cheated his eye exam by memorizing the board!
-His eyesight had been an unacceptable 20/50 in the right eye and 20/400 in the left
He was a Major and a Colonel
-It took him 2 tries to get into the army
-The Korean War started during his term
-He had very bad vision
Some issues were...
I fired him [MacArthur] because he wouldn't respect the authority of the President ... I didn't fire him because he was a dumb..., although he was, but that's not against the law for generals. If it was, half to three-quarters of them would be in jail.
Harry S. Truman, quoted in Time magazine