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Harry S. Truman

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In office: April 12, 1945 January 20, 1953

Born: May 8, 1884, Lamar, Missouri

Harry S. TrumanHarry S. Truman was the thirty-third President of the United States (19451953). 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

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Angels on your pillowHarry S. Truman Library, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri

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