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Harry S Truman Facts and Trivia

Birthday: May 8, 1884
Birthplace: Lamar, MO
College or University: Kansas City Law School
Religion: Baptist
Occupation or Profession: Businessman
Military Rank: Colonel
Married: Elizabeth (Bess) Wallace Truman
Children: Mary Margaret Truman
President number: 33rd
Political Party: Democrat
Runner Up: Thomas E. Dewey
Vice President: none (1st term) - Alben W. Barkley (2nd term)
Age at Inauguration: 60
Served: 1945-1953
Number of terms: 2
Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. Senate, Vice President
Died: December 26, 1972
Age at Death: 88
Place of Burial: Kansas City, Missouri

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- Truman was a sentaor when FDR asked him to run for vice president in 1944.

- Truman became president when FDR died unexpectedly from a stroke on April 12, 1945.

- Truman made the hard decision to drop the Atomic bomb on 2 cities in Japan. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Japan surrendered.

- Truman helped start the United Nations.

- Truman sent soldiers to South Korea to help the people at war with Communist North Korea.

- Truman's favorite quotation was "The Buck Stops Here."


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