33. Harry S. Truman

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“The Haberdasher”

  • Full Name: Harry S Truman
  • Years in Office: 1945–1953
  • Political Party: Democratic
  • Nicknames: “The Haberdasher,” “Give ‘Em Hell Harry”
  • Age at Inauguration: 60
  • Vice Presidents: None (term following FDR’s death); Alben W. Barkley (elected term)
  • Birth: May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri
  • Death: December 26, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Place of Burial: Independence, Missouri
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Ancestry: Scotch-English
  • Father: John Anderson Truman (1851–1914); Farmer
  • Mother: Martha Ellen Young Truman (1852–1947)
  • Wife: Elizabeth Virginia Wallace (February 13, 1885 – October 18, 1982)
  • Marriage: June 28, 1919 in Independence, Missouri
  • Children: Mary Margaret (1924–2008)
  • Home: Truman Farm Home – Grandview, Missouri
  • Education: Public high school; Kansas City School of Law (1923 – 1925)
  • Religious Affiliation: Baptist
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Reporter, timekeeper, bank clerk (1901–1906)
    • Farmer (1906–1917)
    • Captain in 129th Field Artillery in World War I (1917–1919)
    • Owner of haberdashery in Kansas City (1919–1922)
    • Judge, Jackson County Court (1922–1924)
    • Presiding County Judge (1926–1934)
    • U.S. Senator (1935–1945)
    • Vice President: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration (1945)
    • President (1945–1953)
    • Writer
  • Writings: Memoirs

Campaign Poster

33 Hst, Beat High Prices, Harry S. Truman President, Alben W. Barkley Vice-President

 

Beat High Prices: Elect Harry S. Truman, President.  Alben W. Barkley, Vice-President, photograph of a campaign poster, 1948

(Harry S. Truman Library and Museum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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