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Harry S. Truman

33rd President of the United States

(1945-1953)

&

34th Vice-President of the United States

(1945)

"The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world."

--Address to Congress, 1945


Full Name: Harry S. Truman

Born: May 8, 1884

Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri

Father: John A. Truman (1851-1914)

Mother: Martha E. Young Truman (1852-1947)

Wife: Bess Truman (1885-1982)

Married: June 28, 1919

Religious Preference: Baptist

Previous Experience: Soldier, businessman, County Judge, U.S. Senator, Vice-President

Political Party: Democratic

Age at Inauguration: 60

Term of Office (President): April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953

Term of Office (Vice-President): January 20, 1945 - April 12, 1945

Vice-President: Alben W. Barkley (1949-1953)

Died: December 26, 1972

Age at Death: 88

Place of Burial: Independence, Missouri

President at Time of Death: Richard M. Nixon


Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1948 Harry S. Truman (D) 303 24,105,695
  Thomas E. Dewey (R) 189 21,969,170
  Strom Thurmond (SR) 39 1,169,021
  Henry Wallace (P) 0 1,156,103