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Harry Truman Biography

33rd President of the United States
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of the United States, 1945-1953
  • Initiated Korean War and sent US troops to Korean Penininsula, 1950
  • Approved the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, Aug. 6 and 9, 1945
  • Vice President of the United States, Jan. 20, 1945-Apr. 12, 1945
  • US Senator (D-KS), 1934-1944
  • Presiding Judge, Jackson County Court (Kansas), 1926-1934
  • Judge, Jackson County Court (Kansas), 1922-1924
  • Proprietor, men’s clothing store, Kansas City, 1919-1922
  • Captain, 129th Field Artillery, Missouri National Guard, 1917
  • Member, Missouri National Guard, 1905-1911
  • Farmer, Truman family farm, 1906-1916
  • High School Graduate, 1901
  • Died, Dec. 26, 1972
  • Married to Bess Wallace, June 28, 1919
  • Born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884