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Who was Harry S. Truman?
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1945 and ended in 1953. He was 60 years old when he first began his term of office on April 12, 1945.

Harry Truman's Middle Name?
Harry Truman was given a middle initial, but no middle name! The initial "S" in Harry Truman's full name was chosen by his parents in honor of his grandfathers. His paternal grandfather's name was Anderson Shippe Truman and his his maternal grandfather's name was Solomon Young, the initial 'S' therefore represents his grandfathers. His most famous nickname was 'Give 'Em Hell Harry' after his statement "I never gave anybody hell...I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."


Description and Picture of Harry Truman
The picture of Harry Truman portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 9 inches in height and 167 pounds in weight. He had blue colored eyes and his hair was brown that turned gray with age. He was short sighted and often wore glasses. Harry Truman was conscious of his image and was well dressed in expensive, tailor made, fashionable clothes.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Harry Truman like?
The personality of Harry Truman is described as a modest but supremely confident man. He was independent, forceful and decisive, well able to make the difficult decisions required by a US President. He was quick to anger but able to control his temper quickly. He was an open, frank, honest and direct man. He lacked charisma when delivering speeches but his earnest, simple approach made him popular with the American public.

Facts about President Harry Truman and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Harry Truman famous for? Why was Harry Truman important? The history and life of President Harry Truman during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Harry Truman Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Harry Truman?  
 He was the 33rd President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1945 and ended in 1953 (April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democrat political party
What other political offices did Harry Truman hold before his presidency?
 Judge on Jackson County Court, 1922-24
 Presiding Judge of Jackson County Court, 1926-34
 United States Senator, 1935-45
 Vice President, 1945 (under Franklin Roosevelt)
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was Alben W. Barkley (1949-53)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 Atomic Bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9, 1945)
 The End of WW II (1945)
 The United Nations was Created (1945)
 The Nuremburg Trials (1945-1946)
 The Cold War began
 The Truman Doctrine (1947)
 The Taft-Hartley Act
 The NATO Treaty (1949)
 The Korean War (1950-1953)the first hydrogen bomb
 The first hydrogen bomb
What was Harry Truman' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Give 'Em Hell Harry"
Who was Harry Truman' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Bess Truman
President Harry Truman Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Harry Truman
Harry Truman was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Harry Truman can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Harry Truman Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Harry Truman born?  
 He was born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was John Anderson Truman
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Martha Ellen Young Truman
Where was Harry Truman educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at the University of Kansas City Law School
 Religion: Baptist
What did Harry Truman do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Farmer and public official
Who was Harry Truman' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace (1885-1982). They married on June 28, 1919
 The name of their daughter was Mary Margaret Truman
When did Harry Truman die?
 He died on December 26, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri
Harry Truman Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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