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Official White House Portrait of Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the United States

President Harry Truman painted by Greta Kempton, the first woman to paint an official presidential portrait.

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third vice president and the 34th Vice President of the United States (1945), he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died less than three months after beginning his unprecedented fourth term.

President Harry Truman, Klansman in the Whitehouse other known Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, McKinley & Calvin Coolidge

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

33rd US President Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

33rd US President Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

Harry Truman and Winston Churchill

Harry Truman Walking Arm-In-Arm with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Blair House Photographic Print

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

33rd US President Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

33rd US President Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). The final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died after months of declining health. Under Truman, the U.S. successfully concluded World War II; in the aftermath of the conflict, tensions with the Soviet Union increased, marking the start of the Cold War.

Harry S Truman was the President of the U. He is best known for being responsible for the most important decision in history- whether or not to drop the atom bomb on Japan.

Harry S. Truman in his army uniform, 1917.  How little he could guess at what lay ahead.

Veterans Day Spotlight: Harry S. Truman Harry Truman’s aspirations for a military career began back in high school, where he had hopes of attending West Point or Annapolis upon graduation in

Harry Truman is famously known to have had a sign on his desk that said “The buck stops here.” But that was when, Democrat or Republican, you could count on the president of the United States to be a patriotic American.    Those days are gone.

Harry Truman is famously known to have had a sign on his desk that said The buck stops here. But that was when, Democrat or Republican, you could count on the president of the United States to be a patriotic American.

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

33rd US President Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

Harry Truman And Jack Benny

This 1959 photograph pictures President Harry Truman playing the piano, accompanied by comedian Jack Benny on his trademark violin. Photograph of President Harry S. Truman Playing the Piano While Jack Benny Plays the Violin, via DocsTeach

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

33rd US President Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

33rd US President Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

33rd US President Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.

33rd US President Harry S Truman

Harry S Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) an American politician who served as the 33rd US President (1945–53), assuming the office upon the death of Franklin D Roosevelt during the waning months of World War II.