Harry S. Truman
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In office: April 12, 1945 – January 20, 1953
Born: May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri
S. Truman was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953).
As the thirty-fourth vice president, he succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt,
who died less than three months after he began his fourth term.
During World War I Truman served as an artillery officer. After the
war he became part of the political machine of Tom Pendergast and was
elected a county judge in Missouri and eventually a United States
Senator. After he gained national prominence as head of the wartime
Truman Committee, Truman replaced vice president Henry A. Wallace as
Roosevelt's running mate in 1944.
Died: December 26, 1972 (aged 88), Kansas City, Missouri
On December 5, 1972, he was admitted to Kansas City's Research
Hospital and Medical Center with lung congestion from pneumonia. He
subsequently developed multiple organ failure and died.
Where is Harry S. Truman buried?
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
- Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
- Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky