Harry S. Truman

Male 1884 - 1972  (88 years)


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  • Name Harry S. Truman 
    Born 8 May 1884  Lamar, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number Truman-1 
    Died 26 Dec 1972  Kansas City, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Truman Library, Independence, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1763  Demo Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 

    Father John Anderson Truman,   b. 1851,   d. 1914  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Martha Ellen Young,   b. 1852,   d. 1947  (Age 95 years) 
    Family ID F857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth (Bess) Virginia Wallace,   b. 13 Feb 1885, Independence, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1982, Independence, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1919  Independence, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret (Mary) Truman
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Franklin D. Roosevelt on
      April 12, 1945. Was reelected in 1948 over Thomas E. Dewey, Strom Thurmond,
      and Henry A. Wallace by a popular vote of 24,179,345 to 21,991,291, 1,176,125,
      and 1,157,326, and an electoral vote of 303 to 189, 39, and 0. Was sometimes
      called "Give-'em-hell-Harry". Coined the phrases "If you can't stand the
      heat, get out of the kitchen." and "The buck stops here." Gave the order to
      drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.


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