Born:
May 8, 1884
Died:
December 26, 1972
Age:
88
Signature:
Harry S. Truman signature
Summary

Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States from 1945 to 1953, succeeding upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt after serving as vice president. He implemented the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, and established the Truman Doctrine and NATO.

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Truman in uniform ca. 1918
Truman in uniform ca. 1918
Roosevelt/Truman poster from 1944
Roosevelt/Truman poster from 1944
President Truman signing a proclamation declaring a national emergency that initiated U.S. involvement in the Korean War
President Truman signing a proclamation declaring a national emergency that initiated U.S. involvement in the Korean War
Stamp issued in 1973, following Truman's death—Truman has been honored on five U.S. postage stamps, issued from 1973 to 1999.[197]
Stamp issued in 1973, following Truman's death—Truman has been honored on five U.S. postage stamps, issued from 1973 to 1999.[197]
The Trumans' wedding day, June 28, 1919
The Trumans' wedding day, June 28, 1919
Official White House portrait of Harry S. Truman
Official White House portrait of Harry S. Truman
Truman poses in 1959 at the recreation of the Truman Oval Office at the Truman Library in 1959, with the famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign on his desk.
Truman poses in 1959 at the recreation of the Truman Oval Office at the Truman Library in 1959, with the famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign on his desk.
Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman and Winston Churchill in Potsdam, July 1945
Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman and Winston Churchill in Potsdam, July 1945
President Truman in the Oval Office, receiving a Hanukkah Menorah from the Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion (center). To the right is Abba Eban, Ambassador of Israel to the U.S.
President Truman in the Oval Office, receiving a Hanukkah Menorah from the Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion (center). To the right is Abba Eban, Ambassador of Israel to the U.S.
Senate desk used by Truman
Senate desk used by Truman
Truman with Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh
Truman with Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh
Truman (seated right) and his wife Bess (behind him) attend the signing of the Medicare Bill on July 30, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson
Truman (seated right) and his wife Bess (behind him) attend the signing of the Medicare Bill on July 30, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson
Wreath at Truman's casket on the day of his funeral, December 27, 1972, Independence, Missouri
Wreath at Truman's casket on the day of his funeral, December 27, 1972, Independence, Missouri
  
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